Sunday, February 3, 2013

Passing Precious Down


My sister and I recently had an opportunity to sort through our mother’s personal belongings. As we pulled up in front of her house that morning, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach. I didn’t want to go in - I knew that our mother’s absence would be difficult to handle.

My sister, on the other hand, was excited, and I was surprised to hear that. “I’m curious to see what we’ll find!” she said, smiling widely. Her statement and her attitude completely changed my outlook. Oh sure, I still cried like a baby when we first went in, but once I had that out of the way we ended up having a great time together that day. And we did find ourselves some treasures.

My favorite find of the day was this little book, tucked in with Mom’s crafting supplies. {I’m not sure why it was there, but heaven forbid I should judge! Who knows what kind of stuff will be found tucked amongst my crafting supplies when I’m gone!}


"Oh! A book about grandchildren…let’s have a look…” and I was pleasantly surprised to see that this little book had belonged to my great-grandmother and the photos were of her grandchildren – my mom and her siblings.

{This photo is of my mom and her siblings. Mom is in the floral jumper.}

A simple little book, with sweet old photos.


And toward the back of the book were a few photos of her great-grandchildren {my siblings, cousins, and me} as little kids - photos I'd never seen before!


I know this little book was once precious to my great-grandmother.
And I'll bet she had no idea how precious it would be to me.
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26 comments:

Ruth said...

Oh, Deb, that is simply both wonderful and priceless!

debs14 said...

What a wonderful find!

Louise said...

such a precious find.

Alison said...

What a wonderful find,Deb..one of many I'm certain!
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

A completely precious find....and I'm sure there were plenty more that day.

Karen said...

What a lovely surprise. I am sure it will be as precious to you as it was to your mum x

Beverly said...

I was expecting it to be Carrie and cousins, definitely a treasure.

Karen said...

What a fabulous find! And one you'll always treasure.

Cheri said...

What a great find Deb! I know that is priceless.

Carrie Rosalind said...

I am completely obsessed with this book. Your blog friends are missing out that they can't actually flip through it and see its full awesomeness.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a treasure. I love all my old family photographs.
Rinda

Sian said...

It's absolutely beautiful! A precious treasure indeed - much nicer than the albums today called "brag books", that's not a word I've ever liked. I love it: thanks for letting us have a peep Deb

Rhona said...

What an amazing find, how wonderful to have that now to show your grandchildren and great grandchildren one day :) xx

Jimjams said...

I love the title of the booklet - and your sister's attitude to sorting your dear Mum's house. I'm whistling the tune from The Life of Brian now ...

Kirsty.a said...

I'm so glad you and your sister managed to have a pleasant time doing something which might have been so horrible

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

that is awesome!!! what a treasure! I know one day my children and grandchildren and great grandchildren will appreciate that I am a compulsive photographer (and labeler! lol!)

Sheena said...

What an amazing find x
Many thanks for sharing.

dogmatix said...

What a wonderful find. My uncle has a book that belonged to my nan where she recorded everything...birthdays, deaths, heights of my dad and uncle, all our illness dates, when it snowed.....the list is endless. Needless to say, I have borrowed it with the condition that it is wrapped in cotton wool lol.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a wonderful and indeed precious little find x

Elizabeth said...

What a pleasant surprise to find the little album. Now, make sure to pass the book down to the next generation so these people will not be forgotten

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

What a wonderful story, and a precious treasure to discover. I wandered over for flowers in the house, but couldn't not comment on this lovely story!

Jo said...

How lovely to find something so precious.

Becky said...

What a lovely thing to find xx

Missus Wookie said...

Definitely precious - I have one that my Grandma used to have that looks similar. Fun imaging my Mom as one of the kids ;)

Grateful for your sister's attitude and that you were both able to be together to start the sorting.

Chipper said...

What a fabulous find on a day that would have been difficult at times. I am glad that your sister was able to help you look at it in a different light before you started.

Gail said...

Oh Deb, what a wonderful treasure to find.

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