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Chutz
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry this is late today. The system was down last night when I usually post but seems to be up and running.

So.....I was thinking yesterday, do you have something ‘special’ from a relative or friend that you treasure? Some small item that doesn’t have much, if any, monetary value but to you it’s priceless! Maybe it’s a piece of costume jewelry that belonged your grandmother. Perhaps you have your granddad’s hammer that he was forever using out in his workshop. It might be a gift from someone who wasn’t even related but whom you admired and loved.

Both of my grandmothers did needlework. Often times it was tiny crocheting that turned into edges around doilies or it might be an entire table cloth. My favorite grandmother send me several ladies hankies that she had for many years. One I particularly loved had a dainty blue edge on it. It’s not worth anything to someone else, in fact my kids would likely throw something like that out as old junk…but to me it was my lovely grandmother. When hubby and I married 15 years ago (yep, still newlyweds…lol) I carried the small hankie with my bridal bouquet. When my son married and more recently when my ‘extra’ daughter married I offered both of the ladies their choice of one of grandmother’s hankies to carry on their wedding day. She still is very alive in my heart and theirs too.

What special treasure do you have?
Chutzie
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Chartreux
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   Posted 4/13/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
A pewter horse, that I got from my grandpa a long time ago..It's very pretty, reminded me of the
time he had a palomino horse he gave to a police officer in the mounted patrols....it was the closes
I got to having a horse....(wiping a tear as I write this)......
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PAlady
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   Posted 4/13/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I posted this before but I love my father's old shirts. I have 3 of them - all short sleeve, one white, one light blue, one medium blue - and they're very old as he died in the 1980's, but I wear them around the house and still feel him. When my uncle died, I also asked for an old shirt of his, which I still have. Sometimes it is these small things.

I still have the handful of change I found in the pocket of my father's jeans! It's all in my jewelry box, even though it's probably not more than a dollar or so in value to anyone else!

I have many things of my parents, since I'm an only child. And when my mother died and I cleaned out the house I grew up in, it was amazing the little things I wanted to keep. Not always worth much to anyone, but a treasure to me!

PaLady

Oh, I'm glad I wasn't the only one having trouble signing on last night!

skeye
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   Posted 4/13/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a snow globe with a pink unicorn in it that plays the tune "You Are My Sunshine" when you flip it. My parents gave it to me when I was probably about 3 yrs old & I kept it in the cubby behind my bed. I recently "found it" again last year when I was redoing my room, and it has even more significance to me now, as I kept singing that song to my horse when he was dying, because I always found it (and that snow globe) comforting when I was upset, and now when it plays, I think of him. It was one of the few trinkets I kept in my room from when I was little.

I also have a $20 bill that came out of my poppy's wallet the day he died & the card my grammy put in it. I refuse to use the money & keep it in a special place. I also have the collar of my first dog, and a lock of hair from my horse's tail. None of those things would mean anything to anyone, but they mean the world to me.

Oh, also a ring from my grammy & poppy, and I'm sure I have some more things that I'm forgetting. I'm a real hoarder.

Skeye
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