Our 22nd Rock!

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Our 22nd Rock comes from our friend Dave in Lake Worth, FL – it’s a rock from the shores of Loch Ness, retrieved on a trip he made there in 1983. It arrived on Saturday, May 26.

What’s so interesting about this rock is that when Dave visited Loch Ness and picked this up in 1983, I was at the height of my obsession with both the Loch Ness monster andLake Champlain’s “Champ.” And Dave did give us a tough choice—he offered us some ash fromMt.St. Helens, the eruption of which, of course, was a huge milestone and source of fascination. I do, though, own a lamp made from the ash ofMt.St. Helens. In the end, I left the choice with him!

On an additional note, we love the Pirates of theCaribbeanchest in which he sent the rock. Dave, like us, is a Disney Parks fan, and we happen to have the collectible CD player that’s shaped like the Pirates of theCaribbeanchest. The second film in which this chest plays a role happens to be my favorite of the four.

On a Facebook page follow-up, Dave made the really interesting note that the peat is still stuck on there, so if we get the rock wet, it’s hard to get off. We made sure not to get it wet, but there’s no telling what’s going to happen on the wedding day when there’s lots of wine around…

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