I, like so many of you, have wonderful memories and art to remember my family by. This little chicken, made by punching holes in a sheet of metal, was made by one of my great-grandfathers! This bookend was made by one of my grandfathers! There are two of them, books stand between them, and I’m using them. I love them!
The Lord’s Prayer was embroidered, by my mother, as a gift to my grandparents for their golden anniversary on January 1, 1940! Today it’s hanging in my living room.
This rolling pin was made by Jerry, my husband, in his high school shop class. I have many more of his projects: a beautiful hope chest; a beautiful gun cabinet, which we’ve given to our daughter and husband; a bookcase; and several more.
I’m wondering what will become of these treasures when I’m gone. Will my children or grandchildren treasure them?
Do you have antique treasures you’re keeping? Have you shared them? I hope I’m not alone in this…!