Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Traveling Shell!

Not all family heirlooms are art or handmade.  One of the Palmer memories involves a conch shell.  Here's the story:
This Fighting Conch shell was given to Nelson Palmer by his long time friend Mac Heron (wife of Bill Heron)  in the 1950s. It was kept on the mantle at Nelson'sSilver Lake cottage for decades. Dianne Palmer Wetjen got shell when the cottage was being sold in the late 70s. It was in her New York house until they moved to Marco Island in 1994. Mac also lived here and had introduced Dianne to Marco years earlier.   When Mac saw the shell at Dianne's Marco Island home, she said it had come home.  Mac had picked it up in front of the Marriott on the island.  Dianne kindly gave it to Phil and me for our new Marco Island home!

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