Welcome to everyone participating in the Heirloom Party and to all my readers! If you want to see who is participating, please go to Marie’s Blog, with the great name of Emmacallsmemama and have fun.
For the purposes of this party, I decided to define ‘heirloom’ as something passed down from a family member. I have other things that could be called heirlooms, but today I will concentrate on those things that have a little story.
Those of you who read my blog regularly might remember a post I did about this tea chest. This has been in my Mom’s family for many years – I know it goes back to my great-grandmother, at the very least. Tea was a valuable commodity, so it was stored in a chest that was locked. By the time I knew this piece, it was on a shelf at my Grandma’s. It holds letters, the death notices of her two sisters, Maggie and Rhoda, who died in the 1918 flu epidemic, a lock of her youngest sister Rhoda’s hair, a copy of my Great-Grandfather’s estate. Precious, private things. I keep it just the way she kept it.
Finally, my Dad’s toys. This Model T was his toy as a very young boy and Dad will be 86 this September. I don’t have many of his things, so this is doubly precious to me. He made the train car himself as a youngster. I keep these two together on a shelf on my sideboard.
Thanks for stopping by! I have to add this: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!!! I love you!