Sand and Sea Sundays!

Ok.. are you ready???
I don't quite know if I am....since I am heading out in a few hours to catch a flight to score some more of these
fascinating sea treasures! WOOT WOOT!  Yeh.. I am just a tad thrilled... 
although this trip require more than me beach combing.  I need to register kids... pick out paint..
hey wait a minute!!1 Where has Maya and Michelle been???? Hello girls???!!! Can't you feel me?  I need your help!!
But I KNOW I will find time to get back to Shell island where I know I will hit a mother load!
This is what I start with:

Yep.. as plain as dat, this beauty was just laying right there.. In the sand..
I think it was calling my name!
Or am I mistaken for being one of my patients?
I am sure if we ask Miss GB... She would have no kinds words to say...
But my motto is...
Karma will get you back a lot faster and better than I ever could!
So you see...how my first step off out canoe started! It as like a candy store!!
Gorgeous huh?
But I must be honest... In all my 40 years.. I never recall "The Legend of the Sand Dollar!"
So it goes a little something like this!
Sand Dollars are also called the "HOLY GHOST SHELL"
 It is one of the most unusual specimens of marine life.  the markings on the shell symbolize the Birth, crucification, and Resurrection of Christ.
You see if you look closely,   The top side of the shell as an outline of the Waster lily clearly seen.. at the center of the Lily. At the center of the Lily of the a fiveplace,  When you carry on.. NOTING could bring you down. Now for the top side a smaill Asre lily indulgent eveing... let her go I guess!
So here is my post for the "Legend of the sea dollar!"

And I still hunfreds!!!!

I think I am getting used to this!
But you see for my 40 plus years..
 I never heard of the "Legend of the Sand Dollar.
And it does something like this:

On the top side of the shell, an outline of the Waster lily is clearly seen.
At the center of the Lily a five point Start respresenting the Star of Bethelam appears.  the five narrow
openings are resprentative of the 4 nail holes and the spear wound made in the body of Christ during the
reversing the shell you easily recognize the outline of the Christmas Poinstta and also the Bell.
When Broken, inside the shell are 5 little birds called the "Dove's of Peace."
Some say they are the angels that sang to the Shepards First Christmas Morning.

Now did you know?
Plus I was completely shocked when I say that those little pieces looked just like doves!!

What did I tell ya??!!!

So here is my Sand and Se post!
Hope you enjoy and post whatever beach related fun you have had...
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And If I can make Mc LINKY work...
You are in business!


  1. I know this story well. My papaw told me this when I was little. It really brings back memories for me.

    I hope you find many more sand dollars, and more shells!

    Now, where's that McLinky thing?


  2. I love the story of the Sand Dollar. Have not had one in ages though! Have a safe trip and Happy Sunday! Anne

  3. I miss the beach, to it I MUST return soon.
    Have fun picking paint and have a safe trip.
    I used to have a few sand dollars, but I have no idea where they have gone...back to the beach perhaps...

  4. What a beautiful legend to go with such a beautiful seashell...thanks for sharing ... Plus I LOVE seaglass!

  5. Hello darling! I love this and had never heard about the legend of the sand dollar, just beautiful!!
    Have a fun and safe trip and I am here anytime you need, I would love to come paint with you!!!! :)

  6. Wow! So that's where they all are, huh? That's a lot of sand dollars! Lucky you!

  7. Hi honey - what a lovely story, an old favorite of mine. What delightful sand dollars you found and fabulous photos too!

    Hope you get a chance to pop over to enter our "Pick Your Summer Pillow" giveaway this week (retail value up to $200!). What a nice addition to your new life!


  8. Oh Cat I'm so glad you're having a fabulous time at the Sands and Surf... I so envy you right now... it's been too long since we made a trip to the Beach and went Shell Hunting the proper way... instead of 'scoring' all my Shells via Thrift Stores! *winks* My BFF just won a week's stay in San Diego thru a Radio Contest, lucky Gal!!! I'm so happy for her and can't wait to hear how it went when she gets back!

    I Love the Legend Of The Sand Dollar... such a Beautiful story it is...

    Blessings from the AZ Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  9. I have never heard of the legend! Interesting. I have once found a sand dollar, but broken, so I left it behind. This find looks amazing!!!! I'll be doing a little painting myself soon, bathroom touch ups, after new shower install.

  10. Fantastic, and wonderful! My son would love to have these sand dollars. Gorgeous photos..

  11. I remember that legend well and it is a beautiful one. I had problems commenting after I closed down my blog but I think it's fixed now. Have a great day.

  12. What a great story. I have heard part of it before. I probably have heard the whole thing but this old memory is not what it used to be! Hope you are enjoying your stay in FL. :)


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