Some statues I missed getting before pictures. This statue was chipped and just painted all white. I felt it needed to be brought back to a colorful Mary in their flower garden.
I had wonderful visits with Darlene Lasuita when I refurbished this statue. She told me her husband Edward had received this statue in 1969 from Pontmain school where he was a Principal for many years. He received it as a retirement gift and it was very precious to him. Darlene felt the statue was originally probably gotten by the school and hospital when the French Sisters first opened them in the early 1900’s.
Helen Foster’s statue
Owned by Tom and Mary Murphy. Tom’s mother originally had this statue and they felt it was 75-100 years old. The paint could just be chipped off with a finger tip when I received it to repaint it.
Viv Mandelin’s done in 2008
Mary received this statue from a best friend, Marie Hallet, for her wedding shower. I repaired it in 2007 after she had been married over 50 years with 6 children (to bump it over). She is now 94 and she told me she still has it with her in Aspen Ridge and looks at it every night before going to bed. She said “there isn’t a scratch on it. It has been well sustained since I mended it.”
My Sister-in-law received these precious statues before she was a Grade 1 school teacher. They tumbled off the shelves too many times. I repaired them in 2007. She still has them and she says they haven’t tumbled again since they were refurbished. She got rid of the heavy Encyclopedia’s off the shelf!
These statues were owned by Mary Smith. They only had a bit of old darkened glue on them. Imperfections seem to draw the eye towards them instead of the beauty of the statue.