Tag: Treasure Chest Thursday

Jun 03

Treasure Chest Thursday — Aunt Jane’s Treasures

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

When you wish to know or understand someone, it is helpful to consider what they think is important. When my Aunt Jane passed to a better place on 5 February 2002, I was called upon to clean out her apartment. There were other things I did, but cleaning out the apartment was the most difficult. …

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May 27

Treasure Chest Thursday – Aunt Bertha’s Tray

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

I have had this hammered aluminum tray for a number of years. Aunt Jane, my Dad’s sister gave it to me, along with a story. Aunt Jane said that Bertha went to some classes and made the tray. That is an interesting story, I wish I knew if it was true. There is no mark …

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May 20

Treasure Chest Thursday – Follett Hoe

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

For years, M-in-L has used a nice little hoe with a triangle shape and a sharp point. She has always called it her “Follett Hoe”. A man named Follett lived near M-in-L’s family; he was the maker of the hoe. You can see his name on the Colfax township plat map, look next the the …

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May 13

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Bricks

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

In a big bag on the back shelf in my store room is a toy remaining from Papa’s childhood. The bag is made from some fabric M-in-L had around. A quick search on E-bay shows that many sets of these hard plastic bricks have survived. The original can was long gone when Papa and I …

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May 06

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Tulip Platter

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

In keeping with the spring season, here is a platter which I am lucky to have. I remember it on the evening dinner tables of my childhood days. For some reason, I see ham when I see this plate, and believe I should have ham. I have always thought of this as the Tulip plate, …

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Apr 29

Treasure Chest Thursday – Dad’s Shoe Shine Kit

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

The other day I got side tracked from a little job making a couple of pairs of PJ pants for GD1, and cleaned off the shelves in the back storage room. In the process I also sorted patterns, but that is another story. A few things surfaced, which I photographed for Treasure Chest posts. I …

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Apr 22

Treasure Chest Thursday, Buenilum

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

After my Mother passed away, S-Dad waited a while, then began hunting for a place closer to his children. As he packed up in preparation for the move, a number of things came to the surface, and traveled down the road to Granny’s house. Two of those items are today’s subject. I remember this plate …

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Feb 04

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Cat

The Mosaic Cat arrived here at Granny’s at the end of the summer. D3 took a European cruise, and toured several places, including Italy. Whenever I see a many-colored cat I think of my Mom, often repeated: The gingham dog and the calico cat Side by side on the table sat; T’was half past twelve, …

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Dec 03

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Service Flag

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

You may or may not be familiar with the Blue Star Mothers, an organization of mothers of service members. I recently read the history of the Blue Star Mothers, and learned that the group was organized in Flint, Michigan. I am a Michigander, and finding the group’s Michigan connection made me proud. I saw the …

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Oct 22

Jane Johnston’s Locket

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This locket was given to me on Christmas, by my Aunt Jane Yearnd Devereaux. Aunt Jane was my father’s sister, her full name at birth was Margaret Jane Yearnd. This note which accompanied the locket describes three items, I will get to the others in later posts. Inside the locket Here is a larger photo …

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