Series Archive: Treasures and Curiosities

Jun 03

Treasure Chest Thursday — Aunt Jane’s Treasures

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

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesWhen 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 …

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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

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesI 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, …

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May 20

Treasure Chest Thursday – Follett Hoe

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

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

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May 13

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Bricks

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

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

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May 06

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Tulip Platter

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

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

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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

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesThe 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. …

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Apr 22

Treasure Chest Thursday, Buenilum

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

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

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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

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesYou 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, …

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Oct 22

Jane Johnston’s Locket

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

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

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