Inheritance & memories
Part of what we did when Mom & I were in Dallas was to take picks from Granny’s treasures when we were packing things up. It all went very amicably, no ruffled feathers or anything – I expected nothing less. They are good people (which goes without saying since I am one of them…) :)
Granny had lots of jewelry and some lovely boxes that Grandad made for her through the years. I ended up with two of the boxes and she had insisted that I get picks from her opal jewelry since I love opals like she did.
What I love the most is this quilt. Her mother made it and one other and never had them quilted. Granny had had them quilted in the last couple of years. Aunt V took one and I got the other. It doesn’t really fit my bed and it certainly doesn’t fit the room, but some things you just have to use regardless because you love them.
Also a couple of very neat pictures that I remember being in their house since I was a small child. I believe Aunt V told me the frames at least were very, very old. The prints are also old, at least 60 years I believe. She said who the artist was but I can’t remember and I don’t want to tear the backing off to find out. I’ll just have to ask her again some time.
I wish I had someone to pass these things on to when I eventually have no more need of them. The cats aren’t gonna want them and quite frankly the opals will just blend into Caliban’s coat so he can’t wear them.
What treasures do you have from your parents, grandparents, someone special to you?