I Just Had My Heart Broken. I don’t know how many of you may have ever visited the dragon Dreams Museum in Chattanooga TN, but I had the honor of doing so many years ago. Inside was nothing less than a dragon lovers dream. It was the largest collection of dragons in the world and before the lady who owned it died, she was working on get it named as such by the Guinness Book of World Records. Unfortunately, she died before that happened. After sitting for a while boarded up the executor started selling off the collection. A couple did ultimately buy it and were working to try and reopen it. That also failed.
I had the pleasure of talking to the original owner a couple of times because she was interested in my collection. Turned out I have some very rare pieces and she wanted them. No, I never considered selling any of them. It breaks my heart to know that the museum no longer exists. Walking into that magical place was nothing like anything I had ever experienced. Actually, my husband planned that trip just to take me there.
You walked into an old building with one room after the other that was wall to wall dragons of almost every type you could imagine. With each turn or entering another room you found a world of magic. The last time I had looked it up they were working on reopening it but it had been a while and now it is gone for good. I sit here with tears in my eyes knowing that can never be shared with anyone else. I had stopped collecting since the kids where born except for a few here and there. Now I will go back to collecting all that I can get. My dragon house shoes will now be darn sure be kept put up because I refuse to wear them and mess them up. Silly I know.
Like I said I don’t know if any of you were ever lucky enough to have stepped into that portal into that land of wonder but if you did you are blessed and if you never had that honor then I’m so very sorry.
Oh, the books by Anne McCaffrey were considered their bible. So, if you are an honest collector of dragons, hold on to them. Keep them close.