..and the clock stopped...

never to go again.... Well I liked this moment when on a dull day the sun came briefly out and illuminated this antique clock face. This clock has an interesting history. It was much loved by my brother in law who religiously wound it up every week. When he died it was up to my older sister and she told us on a later visit that she couldn't get it to go again! I immediately started singing then abruptly stopped myself! You know what the rest of the words of this song are? Anyway it was given to my husband to look after and he brought it back to our home as hand luggage in the plane. On winding it up, it immediately started to go and has kept perfect time since! It is now his job.

For those of you not familiar with the song: http://youtu.be/p4NKlOx9eZQ
why......not it should not be stopped.....good shot...
posted May 29th, 2012  
good lighting, nice composition
posted May 29th, 2012  
Look at that lovely light! Beautiful clock and shot, gal!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Beautiful antique clock!! Loved the lights & shadows as well!!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Great shot of a beautiful clock!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Great story Maggie and capture.
posted May 29th, 2012  
@marlboromaam @hjbenson @deburahiru @tonygig Don't know if you know this song I was talking about: http://youtu.be/p4NKlOx9eZQ
posted May 29th, 2012  
I know the song so that's rather spiritual I think - your picture is a super capture of light and subject.
posted May 29th, 2012  
@lornareid Thankyou, Lorna. I don't think spiritual. ...see website above your comment?
posted May 29th, 2012  
Maggie you definetly have a spooky side - but I Love the capture
posted May 29th, 2012  
Great shot with the light right on the face. Great story, and I love that song!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Great story with wonderful pic. Oh yes, I was singing that song as i was reading the story. You and your husband are so fortunate to have this lovely piece.
posted May 29th, 2012  
Lovely story. Beautiful photo!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Love this capture .... amazing story!! Now I have to tell you that I have a clock so similar and idential to this. We bought ours when we were in England and I just fell in love with it. It's weird .. ours only works when it's hanging "slightly off-kilter!" If you straighten it just a fraction of an inch, it stops! Strange, huh? I still love it tho even if it is quirky.
posted May 29th, 2012  
Harry & I have a clock very like this one which my mother in law gave us on our Silver wedding. This needs winding by hand too but we forget & so it too has stopped never to go again which is a shame because it has a lovely chime. We have had it mended but then it stops again.
posted May 29th, 2012  
love this shot
posted May 29th, 2012  
good catch on this one
posted May 30th, 2012  
Love the light - lovely clock!!
posted June 1st, 2012  
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