A Souvenir from Denmark in Pennsylvania
The Little Mermaid was home in Copenhagen Denmark after visiting Shanghai for the World Expo in 2010. My husband and I met her on Saturday April 14th on our one week trip to Denmark. The Little Mermaid is from the story of the same name, written by Hans Christian Anderson, and published in 1837. The Little Mermaid sculpture is 65 inches tall . She was created in 1913 by Edvard Eriksen. The Little Mermaid is sad. She loves the prince, but he marries another, and the Little Mermaid becomes sea-foam.
There were many people trying to take their picture in front of The Little Mermaid. A man was taking a photograph of his female companion. I forgot to look at their hands. So I won’t say wife. I don’t know if she had on a ring on her left hand. I offered to take a picture with their camera of both of them. Then they offered to take a photograph of me in front of the statue. I called for Nick to join me, and they took a photograph of both of us. I like to look at the photograph. It reminds me that we were in Denmark.
A week after we were home, I went to pick up Piper at the thrift store where she works, Liberty Ministries Thrift Store, a ministry for people in jail or recently released. She showed me something on the shelf in the ornament section. The statue looked a little sad, and far away from home. The Little Mermaid was priced at $1.00. Made in Denmark, and living in Pennsylvania. I bought the statue and gave it to Piper.
I was told by one of Piper’s managers, ” If you want to buy something, just wait and it will eventually show up in the store.” I believe her now.
The Little Mermaid was waiting for us in the store in Pennsylvania while we were looking for her in Denmark.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.