Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Astrolabe

I gave this to Dad as either a birthday or Christmas gift several years ago. I don't remember the exact date but sometime between 1990 and 1999 (they were still on the farm but I had moved to California). It is a replica of the ancient astronomical "computer".

Rum Jug

Puerto Rico is known for its rum. It is also know for its hand made baskets. In Puerto Rico these rum jugs with baskets woven around them were common. We came home with a couple of these. It amuses me that Mom actually "allowed" them in the house - they did not come empty!

There is more to this story but right now I can't seem to bring it to mind. I'll add it when I think of it . . . or if any of you remember then please add it.

Shell Wreaths

When we were in Puerto Rico we all collected shells. I didn't realize how many Mom had saved until, several years ago, I received as a gift one of these wreaths that she had made from them.

I received one (this isn't it) and I know there were others.

When Jerusha, Belle, Moya and I were in Piedmont in July 2009, Belle saw this one among Moms things and liked it. So she brought it home. I have mine somewhere and will record its picture when I find it.

The shell in the center is just one of the loose shells from the PR collection.

Porcelin Girl

Daddy brought this little statue to me many years ago. I was a little girl but I don't recall how old. I also don't exactly remember where she came from. I want to say Hawaii but I'm not sure that's right. Anyone remember?

Also, I think there were some other porcelin figures that Daddy brought to Dana and I. I don't exactly remember what. Do you know where they are Dana? Also, Dana, if you come across a Disney Cinderella about 4 or 5 inches high, she is also mine (came with a Disney watch I was given but the watch disappeared long ago).

Crochet Collar

This collar was in a box of things of Moms that you sent me Dana. What's the story behind this? I don't recall ever seeing it before.

A Little Box

I remember this box sitting on Moms dresser for as long as I an remember. What I don't exactly remember is where it came from. I think Daddy brought it too her from overseas (France?) and it seems like it may have contained perfume?

Linda, Jim, do either of you recall?

It is now in my possession, if that's ok with everyone. If not, let me know! :)

The Mystery Plate

Dana found this plate with Moms things. I've forgotten, Dana, you have about four of them, correct?

I don't recognize it and yet it seems like I should. Anyone have any ideas?