Monday, January 23, 2017
Seashells but no Seashore.........
I don't know the history of these two shells. I think one of them must have been from my parents home, or was a gift from them. One that I have was a gift from a student of mine while I was teaching in Sidney, Iowa back in the early 70s. A third one, not in the photograph, is a mystery to me as to where it originated. When you live in the middle of the country far from any large bodies of water, oceans or seas, the availability of this things have to come from people who have travelled out and away from the prairie.
PS. My wife says the largest conch came from her Grandmother Cone. Grandma wanted her to buy netting and set up a seashore on a shelf for herself.