A Sign From Tommy?

Galileo Thermometers … Tommy gave us the shorter one before he died.  The tall Galileo thermometer is the treasure I found today.  Unusual … you don’t just see these thermometers anywhere, much less in a second-hand, Goodwill store.

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Today I had to run an errand, decided to stop by the Goodwill store.  I love to go to the Goodwill store to buy books.  Gracious, one can get practically new books cheap … 49 cents for soft backs, 99 cents for the hardbacks.  That’s a deal!

I looked at the shelves of books … I didn’t find a treasure today.  I decided to just walk along the wall to look at the things displayed on the shelves.  I hoped to find a treasure, something fun, exciting that was ‘trash’ to someone else … and a special treasure to me!

I stopped when I saw something sitting on the top shelf.  It was about 21 inches tall.  Oh my!  That’s special.  I recognized it for what it was.  I took it down all the shelf to admire it, and I was thinking … Tommy got one like that for us before he died.  The one he got us is about 12 inches tall.

What an unusual thing to find in a second-hand store!  They are expensive, and you don’t just find them in any store.  Look up Galileo thermometers to read about how they work.  It’s too complicated to tell it about it here.  I just want to tell you about finding a treasure today.

I felt I was led to that Galileo thermometer.  I began smiling in a soft, special way … who knows … maybe Tommy led me to it.  This is the month Tommy died (on the 29th).  It would take something unusual for me to think ‘Tommy’ … this certainly was.  Not only that, I wouldn’t have recognized what it was if Tommy hadn’t given us one.

Now it’s sitting behind glass beside the Galileo thermometer Tommy gave us.  It makes me feel good to look at them … yes, I think it is a sign from Tommy to let me know he was close by.  What do you think?  A sign from Tommy?

Photos are of the Galileo thermometers … the shorter one Tommy gave us, the tall one is the treasure I found today.  Photos/story owned/written by me.  Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@grannygee


3 thoughts on “A Sign From Tommy?

  1. Never heard of these, but an AMAZING find!!! 🙂

    Maybe Tommy led you to it, but it was the memory that made you recognise it for what it was – and that’s precious! 🙂

    Love and huge hugs my friend!!! 🙂


  2. I think our loved ones remind us of them in subtle ways. I’m sure Tommy was smiling when you noticed the treasured find, because he was probably the one who inspired you to walk in the store in the first place.

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