When I was little, I always loved reciting nursery rhymes. One of the many rhymes that interest me was Hickory Dickory Dock which goes like the one below:
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.
Now, the question is why? Well, because every time I read this nursery rhyme at any children’s book, it is always illustrated with a grandfather clock. And it made me wonder, why they have these big clocks whereas I haven’t seen one in any house I have been. Then later when I grew up, I saw a Howard Miller grandfather clock at one of the hotels I have been. I admired it so much that I hoped that someday I would own one. So that I would be able to illustrate Hickory Dickory Dock with more smashing effect!!
Anyway, as I continue to travel places, I have seen a lot of grandfather clocks. They all made me remember about Hickory Dickory Dock and also my thoughts of owning one someday. So far, I only owned a few miniature grandfather clocks which I bought as a keychain from one of my business travels.