I posted a note about this mystery on my Facebook Page the other day so I apologize if you’ve already seen this.
Last week, I received a small black jewelry box in the mail. It came to my home address (not the business one). There was no note inside, nor even a packing slip. Intrigued, I opened the box. Inside was nestled a small bead and a tiny cleaning cloth. Nothing else. Here’s a picture:
The mysterious bead quickly became an object of intrigue and fascination here in the “Home Office.”
Speculation was that:
1. It’s a secret listening device mailed to me by an obscure government entity.
2. It’s a member of a cyborg species that is invading the households of our planet via the US postal system.
3. Willy Wonka sent me the new version of his Everlasting Gobstopper for testing (so I may soon be turning into a blueberry!).
After posting it online, friends and readers contributed other funny (and logical) ideas.
After doing some research, I was able to determine that it’s a Pandora bead. People buy them one-at-a-time (collectibles), and add them to necklaces and bracelets. However, nobody sent me a bracelet or a chain to accompany the bead.
The box had a name on top. I googled the company, and sent them an email. I haven’t received a response. I admit that keeping the mystery alive is an alluring thought but, if it is a gift (I had a recent birthday), I very much need to thank the sender.
If you have any input or ideas, please send me a note HERE .
In the words of the magical and hilarious Willy Wonka, “The suspense is killing me. I hope it lasts!”
Angela Hoy lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, and AbuzzPress, and the author of 19 books. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com.
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