I wanted to share a few things that we ended up with from Eric's grandparent's house last weekend and yesterday while I was in
the kitchen baking muffins with Charlotte and the sunlight in there was oh so perfect, I decided it was a good time to take some pictures.
If you have been reading along you may know that In November Eric's grandma, Elva, passed
away at the age of 97.
His grandpa passed away just this past April at the age of 96.
They were married for 71 years.
Oh, they have such a neat story to tell and as we go through more of the stuff we were fortunate enough to keep,
I will share some more.
They lived through the depression, he was in the war and stationed in Italy, they were both big bowlers and wonderful parents,
grandparents + great-grandparents(and surrogate great-grandparents to me).
AND, they documented their life so well ... going through their house last weekend really has me determined to start
printing pictures this year and to actually make photo books as well as a blog book.
All this online stuff is wonderful-- the sharing, the documenting our lives in this easy and convenient way, sharing pictures
and moments through facebook and blogs + instagram but I want hard copies of REAL pictures for my kids one day... and their kids... and their kids.
* (above) look at that apple cookie jar! it always sat in the same spot in their kitchen
and it always made me smile. it just looks cheerful, huh? i am so happy it is sitting
on our kitchen counter now.
* (below) green recipe box we got two of those, filled with all of her recipes.
and she was a good cook-- and an excellent pie maker.
plus, it is just so awesome to have these recipes in her handwriting.
* (below) this adorable little dish towel was found tucked away in a cabinet
in the basement, probably a gift from someone and never even used-- but i couldn't leave it behind!
I have a lot more to share-- a whole set of dishes, old board games, the 65-year old wooden bowling set, old quilts, tea towels....
the list goes on and on.
Being able to keep some of this stuff that belonged to his family is a dream for someone like me who
absolutely LOVES things from the past that have family history behind them.
Goal #1 :: Print pictures this year. Make photo books/Project Life books and have a book of MY BLOG made.
I can do this... I am going to do this.
Have a great Thursday everyone, we are going roller skating today... Must get these children
out of this house.
PS-- Just leave a comment here or on my Virtual Coffee post or tomorrow's post to be
entered to WIN that super adorable fox coffee mug. I just love mine.
Go look at it here. and Good luck!