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    Senior Member Bottle Master Spirit Bear's Avatar
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    Bottles Came Crashing Down

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    Behind the display in my cabinet for my labeled antique bottles is a mirror, which fell forward while the cabinet was opened and caused all of these to hit the floor, steel tool-box, lead cup, etc..... Pic is of my having set them on my bed for inspection after the cascade of antique glass ended.

    The noise was rather deafening as the mirror hit the bottles and pavers some sat on. From there it all roared down with clanking glass and crashing of symbols and drums on each other and the flat steel box. Then their violent motion coming to an end on the hard floor where some lay, others atop each other, saw me espy my newest 1840s labeled bottle atop the whole pile next to a unique labeled Cure-- one of my favourite bottles. Absolute horror and shock struck me paralysed. I just stood in amazement at what had just happened to my entire collection I had put in the cabinet to protect them!

    Cautiously, fearfully, I picked each up and, upon completing that, I inspected each one. None were broken, cracked, or flashed! Only one tiny lip-chip I don't remember having noticed before on a particular bottle (inspecting pics of it later will tell).

    I'm all like, Praise God! Otherwise 2/3rds of my best labeled bottles would have been ruined, and I'd have been most unhappy.

    Having put them back up now after cleaning the glass:
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    This occurred about 40 minutes ago.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    Glad the damage was minimum!

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    You are thanking and praising the correct person, God. Thank you for realizing that. I'm grateful also.
    Jim S.
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    A bottle god that protects a collection from our incompetence and from gravity. Nice!

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    Creek Walker, it is barely noticeable in its tininess and is on an already chipped lip. I just didn't remember that particular chip on that particular lip.

    Jim, I always thank God as we know all good things come from God. In terms of non-sentimental material wealth, these are my prized possessions. I'd have been very unhappy had they been damaged.

    Harry Pristis, God is the only God, and He enjoys blessing those who always turn it back to praise for Him. As for why the mirror tipped, I know not. I just know it was a very unhappy sound and site my ears and eyes beheld.

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    The cabinet is to prevent (or lessen) fall-downs, light, moisture, water, smoke, and or fire damage. Who knew.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    Glad the outcome was good. I live in earthquake country so mine are putty down and cabinet anchored to the studs.

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    Behind the display in my cabinet for my labeled antique bottles is a mirror, which fell forward while the cabinet was opened and caused all of these to hit the floor, steel tool-box, lead cup, etc..... Pic is of my having set them on my bed for inspection after the cascade of antique glass ended.

    The noise was rather deafening as the mirror hit the bottles and pavers some sat on. From there it all roared down with clanking glass and crashing of symbols and drums on each other and the flat steel box. Then their violent motion coming to an end on the hard floor where some lay, others atop each other, saw me espy my newest 1840s labeled bottle atop the whole pile next to a unique labeled Cure-- one of my favourite bottles. Absolute horror and shock struck me paralysed. I just stood in amazement at what had just happened to my entire collection I had put in the cabinet to protect them!

    Cautiously, fearfully, I picked each up and, upon completing that, I inspected each one. None were broken, cracked, or flashed! Only one tiny lip-chip I don't remember having noticed before on a particular bottle (inspecting pics of it later will tell).

    I'm all like, Praise God! Otherwise 2/3rds of my best labeled bottles would have been ruined, and I'd have been most unhappy.

    Having put them back up now after cleaning the glass:
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    This occurred about 40 minutes ago.
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    Great story. I love happy endings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Bear View Post
    . . .

    Harry Pristis, God is the only God, and He enjoys blessing those who always turn it back to praise for Him. As for why the mirror tipped, I know not. I just know it was a very unhappy sound and site my ears and eyes beheld.
    . . .
    If a bottle god was involved in your mishap, it is only reasonable to assume that the bottle god tipped over your mirror. The outcome of minimal damage may be a demonstration of the bottle god's blessing . . . a miracle. (Well, the lip chip may indicate something less than a miracle.)

    Anyway, it's good that your treasures are okay. I'm certain you'll take precautions against future blessings from a bottle god.

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    SO_Cal Bottle, in general, Michigan receives no quakes and my area is not prone to flooding, so the house remains stable and in one place.

    Ken_Riser, I will likely buy Museum Putty to prevent this in the future.

    Uncle Bruce, thank you.

    Harry Pristis, I believe in only the Trinity that of-the-Bible Christians pray to. There is one God, which sent His Son so we might choose to follow Him. Though, we having killed His Son, and His Son having ascended back up to Him after rising again to greet His followers, He has left us with only the Holy Spirit on Earth to guide us.
    I do not believe God had much involvement in this. I am sure He protected the bottles, though if He had not I'd not have been unhappy with Him. He deals with matters of our Spiritual life, not our material wealth. But, as I stated earlier, He loves blessing those who turn His blessing into praise. A natural mishap-- vibrations, gravity, air-currents, etc.-- caused the mirrors to fall. The strength of the glass and God's blessing saved the day, I should think.
    I will probably get museum putty, which will hold them firm, and will also putty the mirror into a place of strength.
    Last edited by Spirit Bear; 08-13-2017 at 04:25 PM. Reason: Grammar.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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