Monday, August 31, 2009


Grandma gave me her silver. According to Grandpa he got it in England for Grandma.
It was really tarnished but I polished it up and it looks really nice!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chess Set

This set was painted by Grandma and was the set that Grandpa used to teach me how to play chess. I stayed one summer with them back in 1991. He decided he was going to teach me how to play. He did and I proceeded to win about 3/4th of the time. I'll never forget his smile, a mix of pride and annoyance... mostly pride.

He gave it to me to play with Belle (and someday Moya too) when we visited in August of 2009.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

First Item

Let's start with this one: It is a very old microscope in a velvet lined box. I can recall this one being at Mom and Dads forever. But I don't recall ever knowing where it came from. Do any of you?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why this blog?

Last weekend Jerusha, the girls and I went to visit Mom and Dad. Dana has been going through things and trying to determine what should be done with it all. Our time there was very short so I was really unable to help but I did bring home some things. In looking at all these things there were lots of questions. Like "where did this come from?" "Is there more than just sentimental value?" "Which child, grandchild would like it?" "Why did they save this thing?" I have several items that are important to me, things that to someone else may seem like junk. If they knew where they came from or why I saved it they may (or may not) feel differently. Someday Jerusha, Belle, Moya may be sitting together going through all my stuff and wondering what the heck things are and why did I save them. So with this in mind I've decided to start this blog. The idea is to hopefully get answers to questions about items and also to give all the opportunity to have input on what is done with everything.