Monday, July 30, 2012

Packing day, more treasures and loving message

- A beautiful day to finish packing up our family home.  This is the right side of the house and you can see the "privacy" shrubs mom put in there on the side in the back yard.  The next door neighbors kept kind of a messy yard and rather than say anything, mom just blocked it out. 

- I vowed that I wouldn't bring anything else home, but bring it, I did.  I think this frilly dish came from my great aunt's house.  It's in my bathroom for now.  The scalloped edges put me in mind of a seashell.

- My father retired from Nabisco and had a collection of antique cookie tins.  This is one of them and I like how they put stray game pieces and marbles in it.  So I'll keep it like that.  :)

- This label in the inside of an old dresser drawer (off to a good home) caused a mini-meltdown.  This was my father's drawer and my mother had occasion to make a loving label at some point.  They sure did love each other - it's how I measure relationships now. 

17 comments:

Granny Annie said...

You know the important things to keep...and I melted down too.

happygirl said...

Little messages of love are so special. Even when they are hidden away. You are doing the hard work of love. God bless you in this work. :)

Leonora said...

Oh #3 is so beautiful! I don't blame you for using this as your standard for relationships. You found a rare gem in that dresser.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Absolutely. And I love that my dad saw that every time he looked in that drawer.

happygirl -

Thank you - I feel blessed.

Leonora -

A rare gem indeed.

Mama Zen said...

That message in the drawer nearly caused me to have a mini-meltdown! That is truly beautiful, Lynn.

sage said...

The dish is beautiful, but the sticker in the dresser was a real find! Wow, how nice to experience again their love after they've gone.

Joanne said...

Tyou definitely picked the perfect items to take with you amidst all the packing!

Chatty Crone said...

I liked the first two and understand why you kept them - but number 3 - wow - that was wonderful to grow up and see.

sandie

LL Cool Joe said...

That message is special, and I can't ever imagine my parents ever doing anything like that.

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Thank you - I thought so, too.

Sage -

A true find indeed - I love them both.

Joanne -

I liked the game pieces - you never know when you'll need them, right?

Lynn said...

Sandie -

They only had eyes for each other for the first moment he walked in the door from work. It was lovely to see.

Joe -

So special.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. I may have saved your posts til my return .. as I'm way behind .. but I'll be back after the weekend to comment properly - it's a tough time looking back, while remembering forward too -

See you soon .. and I do hope this has been a happy journey tinged with nostalgia though ... always difficult to say goodbye ..

Cheers Hilary

Lynn said...

Hilary -

My parents were both ill from 2009, so it's been an emotional rollercoaster - hard to believe this chapter is closing.

I hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland! I loved it there when I visited.

Riot Kitty said...

What a sweet label! And great idea about the privacy shrubs. I wish we could construct privacy cities ;)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Your Mom knew how to be a good neighbor! Beautiful dish. I have an antique one I'm wearing out I use it so much to eat on. My Dad had old cigar boxes with odds n ends. Still have one somewhere-
Yep, I'd get misty over that little label too!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

The people next door are still the same family - only it's the daughter and her husband how live there now. Same thing lots of tall grass and junky stuff around. Mom worked so hard getting their lawn beautiful and green and just couldn't bear looking at that. We like them though - she came over on Saturday.

Snaggle -

I am kind of inspired to go through my own stuff and get rid of stuff I don't need now. That will make room for some of this stuff. :)

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, that drawer label is the BEST! How sweet.

The National Biscuit Company, I shoulda taken out stock, I ate so many in my younger day.

what a WONDERFUL dish. I bet it would fetch a lot on eBay!!

xoox