Friday, January 9, 2015

Grandma's Box

Thank you all for your kind comments on my last post. I've enjoyed going through my memories of those sweet times with my grandma.

After she passed away, my mom was fortunate enough to get this box.

I think this was probably Grandma's special box.



Here's a closer look at some of the things inside...


 ...quilt pieces. I have no idea how many quilts she made over the years.
 
 ...my grandpa's railroad cap. He passed away when my mom was only twelve.

...a little notebook. It contains a hodgepodge of things like grocery lists, prayer requests, little doodles (most likely from one of her many grandchildren).

...recipes. I remember some of these. Seeing her handwriting makes it all much more special.

...an outline of the hand of her son, Albert. This is her child that passed away as an infant. What a sad time that must have been for her. Now she's reunited with him in heaven.

I'm so happy that Mom has this little box...such sweet memories.

Take care,
~Melanie

14 comments:

  1. Dear Melanie ... such sweet little treasures to cherish. ♥ Teri

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    1. Yes, Teri...very sweet treasures.♥ Hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! (hugs)

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  2. Truly a real treasure. These things are not replaceable and better than any amount of money! Are you going to try some of the recipes? Will you keep everything in the box?

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    1. Hi, Ginny~
      My mom still has the box. I took these pictures when I was visiting with her. I have tried the recipe for the Greenbrier Salad. It is so good. I even did a little post about it one time. There are other recipes in there I remember her making. I couldn't get rid of anything...too many special memories. :-)

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  3. What a sweet treasure! I'm so glad for you that you have access to it!

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    1. Yes, I agree! I love to look through it when we visit with my parents. :-)
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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    2. Just a thought - If anyone has access to a scanner and is willing to dedicate the time, those things could be scanned into a computer and burned on to DVDs to "share the love". :-) My uncle did that with my grandparents' slides over the course of several years. It is a treasure trove to have my own copy!

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    3. Yes, that's a great idea! Someone in the family set up a family page on Facebook so that we can share old family photos. I have really enjoyed that have been looking at pictures and downloading them. I enjoy family history, pictures, etc. Thank you for the idea. :-)

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  4. The drawing of her son's hand is the most precious of all! What a great treasure to have!

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    1. Yes, Vicki, I think that is so special. I can't imagine a worse pain than losing a child. I pray I never have to go through that.

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  5. what a wonderful box. my gram had a box too, it was round though and made out of tin too. It was mostly her sewing box.

    Its wonderful the things they leave with us.

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    1. Yes, it is wonderful to be able to have things to remember our loved ones by. ♥

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  6. Those memories are with you forever...what joy! mari

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    1. Yes, Mari, I so enjoy looking through this little box. I feel so close to my grandma and all the sweet times we had together.
      I hope you have a great week!♥

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