Monday, November 28, 2011

Family Heirlooms

Today's Prompt:

"Describe an heirloom that has been passed down through generations of your family. What is its significance to you personally?"

There are a few things that I have or will have (hopefully) that I love, including my Nana's china--the pink rosebud set. I love it. It's not the more expensive set, but I have fond memories of Nana rarely letting us use it. And the days that we did, I didn't mind helping with the dishes. Not that I was allowed to, though. :) Grandpa brought it back for Nana when he was stationed in Asia in the '50's I think. I specifically remember when Nana did an FHE night on ettiquete. She told us if we had perfect ettiquete all week, she would make us a fancy dinner and we could use the china, crystal, and silver. We did and she did. I will always "blame" that for our family's good table manners. Hopefully I can do the same thing to, er, for my kids. :)

One of my very favorite things I have is photographs and pictures of my ancestors. I love these. I love being able to see who people look like. It makes my ancestors so much more real to me.

I also have some books that belonged to some of my ancestors. I love books and I love old things. So this is a very happy combo for me. :)

I have beautifully detailed tatted doilies and table runners that my great-uncle (Yep, you read that right, UNCLE) made when he was alive. He died long before my mom was even born, so it's cool that we have so many of the crafts he made.

Something that I also treasure is some of the medals my grandpa received while he was in the military.

I've been really blessed that I'm able to have so many family heirlooms. I look forward to being able to pass them on. :)

I'm soooo grateful that I've been able to have easy access to family history info. I'm grateful for the people in my family that have worked on it before I did, thus making things extremely easy for me. :)

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