I have been going through some old cupboards of mom's over the last few months, with her.
We have come up with many fun, historical, hysterical and interesting finds.
One item brought back many memories, The Cigar Box!
At least that's the one I remember asking for them in. There were probably others, but that's the one that sticks out.
I came across this one this past weekend.
It must hold treasures, right!
An old clipping that a friend of the family had written about her memories of living through the 'Battle of Britain'.
An old Scotch tape container, which held other things.
A Lucy from 'Peanuts' ornament of some sort, made of wood. Unknown age. My family never expressed any warm feelings for the Peanuts people, so this one is a mystery.
I have not read it all yet, I think my cousins will like a copy, but for some reason it was written to my mom to give to my aunt.
It's not always about what's inside as much as finding something new/old to explore.
Do they still make cigar boxes?
I wish they did, I would get some for my daughter to explore when I get old.
What do you keep your treasures in?
Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
During the lunch after wards the kids got to hanging out with the Preachers daughter (always trouble right?).
She wanted to show them this old house in town.
So off they went.
Being a small town, and the preachers daughter, we let them go off on their own for a while (15 year old cousin with them, the responsible type).
After they had been gone, well, long enough, I set off to find them.
I met them coming back, at which point this gave them a reason to go back. To show me.
They convinced themselves that at one time it had been part of the underground railway.
And who knows, maybe it had been.
Older cousins of my wife said they had heard the same when they were kids.
The roof line and brick work are, or were, beautiful.
With porches painted white, at one time it most have been one of the nicer homes in this small town.