Mom liked to travel, and did so frequently after my Stepfather retired. They went to a lot of places: Iceland, Hawaii, Prague, Ireland and cruises to various places. It was either 2004 or 2005 when they went to Egypt.
Mom would always ask if there was something she could get for me when she traveled. She got me a nice porcelain mug and bottle of Pilsner Urquell from the Prague trip.
I had no idea what to ask for from Egypt so I said a piece of the Sphinx.
On the back of the photo is a note that says, "Here I am holding your rock (note the shape). Cool :)"
It's a heart shaped stone. She was walking around the Sphinx, looked down for the right rock, and there it was.
She also got me a slim biography of Charlie Chaplin, in Egyptian.
Thanks Mom, love you. Miss you.