Thankful Day 10

A possession I am thankful for, since I already used my home as the place that I am thankful for in day 6, I suppose that I should choose something else.  Though I think it is important to note that it is fitting here as well.

There are a couple of things and I am just going to throw the rules out the window and talk about all of them!  LOL.

First, my Great-Grandfather’s class ring.  My Great-Grandmother passed away when I was in the 8th grade (I believe) and some months later when we went to Wisconsin to visit my Great-Grandfather, he allowed my mom, my aunt, my sister and I to look through Great Grandma’s jewelry box.  Mind you that my Mom has a big family, there were 11 grand kids and millions of great-grand kids and a lot of them lived closer than we did.  So it was pretty picked over once we got it.

I peeled through layers of the jewelry boxes.  Under many things and tucked in the side of the lining was the copper colored metal band, that was broken.  I pulled it out and looked it over.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking at until I looked at the sides of it, on one side a 19 and on the other side 28.  I knew that was the year 1928 and it must be a class ring.  It is beautiful and it is mine.  My Great-Grandfather ended up living another 8 or 9 years.  I was so lucky to have him with me until I was 22 years old, but I have this beautiful ring that was his forever.

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I have many other possessions that I love. Pictures and scrapbooks so I can reflect on memories and the parts of my life that built me and shaped me.  My engagement ring that was bought off of craigslist and is simple and inexpensive, but exactly what I wanted.  A bible that use to be my dad’s from when he was a kid and was brought up in the church, just like he brought me up in the church.  A book that was my Great-Grand Mothers when she was a school girl “A midsummer nights dream”, it sits in my curio cabinet because I am so worried if I touch it, it will just fall apart.  Quilts that have been made for me and other family members by women who put love into them.  Artwork that is around the house from my children, that I have displayed in nearly every room in my home, framed and focal points because they are the best art pieces I can imagine owning.

We have 2 sets of dishes.  They don’t match each other at all and they are old, but I LOVE them.  One set was given to me by a friend from church when I was moving out on my own, they had been her parents dishes.  Both of her parents are no longer with us, I grew up with them in the church and I consider it an honor to eat off of their wedding dishes!  The other set belonged to a good friend of my husband.  A friend whom we lost 2 years ago, the friend who left us money to buy our house and we will never be able to repay him.  Those dishes are more fancy, they have silver on them so they can’t be microwaved, we use them every day and think about him and his parents.

The possessions that mean that most to me are the ones that tug at my heart strings.  The sentimental ones that are connected to individuals that I love with all my heart.

 

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Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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