A box of family treasures 276/365

26.03.02013 6:10pm

My parents brought a box back from Cape Town last week.  It’s a small box, but contains all kinds of treasures.  Family treasures.  You know the kind… old family photos with dates pencilled on the back… an old small book of poetry… letters from loved ones… newspaper clippings… and an old flag.

My grandmother kept all sorts of little things in this box, including a few birthday cards and drawings that I’d drawn her when I was little :)

I found the photos fascinating.  In some cases they’re the only photos of certain members of the family.  The photos were dated all the way back to 1940-odd (almost sure further back too, but can’t be too sure).  Amazing!

My mom said that she and her brother spent hours reading through everything while she was visiting there, and she’s now sent a few photos of the photos to other members of the family around the world who are interested.

You know, there’s something to be said for keeping momentos. Mine is really my blog.  But the physical items are just uber special.

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5 Responses to A box of family treasures 276/365

  1. Avril (Mom) March 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Thanks my girl .. lovely post xxx

  2. Marcia (123 blog) March 26, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    I just love it!

    I have quite a few vintage (!) pics from D’s gran – I wonder if I should Project Life them in a mini album for the MIL – I’m sure she would love it.

  3. Laura March 27, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Love this!!! I love looking through my grans stuff. It is super special to be able to physically touch stuff.

  4. Jackie March 27, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    It’s nice to keep special things for future generations

  5. cat@jugglingact March 27, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Oh I love vintage stuff! And true -the physical items are super special