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TAG : Family Heirloom

Grandfather’s Antique Desk Has Special Meaning

When I was a child, my grandfather had a wonderful rolltop desk – the kind that had all those neat little cubbyholes. I thought he must be rich for sure to have such a treasure.The cubbyholes fascinated me. I knew if the desk were mine, I would have plenty of things to go in every hole. The ...

Grandma’s Holy Bible Has New Home

When I was getting married in 1997, as the oldest granddaughter, my grandmother wanted me to borrow her little white Holy Bible, which she had carried in her wedding in 1949. I was honored that she wanted to do this for me. She and my grandfather had been married for 48 years by this time, and ...

Grandpa’s Hall Tree

Grandpa Bill lost his house and all its contents in a house fire in January 1925. The only item that was saved was a hall tree. This unique item is tall, with a mirror down the center. There are two coat hooks on each side of the mirror. The neat thing about it is a little bench at the bottom, ...

Family Heirloom Has Special Meaning

Every once in a while, when I go to my jewelry chest to get something out I want to wear, I reach way into the back and pull out a locket that is very dear to me. The locket is quite large and has my grandmother's initials on the front. A small, pink, cloisonné rose above the initials is the ...

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