I did a post (over a year ago) about some of my Family Heirlooms, with a promise to post more.
Well, a long time has past but I got to digging through some things yesterday and decided to share some more
treasures. Seems I come from a long line of hoarders and thankfully I have many of these items to look through. Most of these date back to the late 1800's, I never got to meet my grandparents (I was born late in life to my parents) but in a way, I feel like I know them.
This is an old leather bullet pouch containing a lead bullet.
a moth eaten paper inside tells me so
This is another leather pouch of some kind, looks like it may have been worn on a belt or maybe a saddle
This wooden box belonged to my Aunt
on the bottom it is marked Flemish Art with a number
it's a small treasure chest of sorts
inside I keep rings from my Dad & Grandparents, some jewelry findings and
a pair of spectacles all saved through the years.
This basket keeps many a treasure too (I shared this in the other post)
diaries and journals
Here is a little book with handwritten recipes
Recipes for Ginger Snaps (left page) & Hard Soap w/Lime (right page)
some of the diaries inside the basket
this one is dated 1892 - handwriting of my Great Grandfather Charles Rickerson
There is so much contained on the pages of these diaries (he wrote down everything) from trips to town to buying shoes for the kids. What was harvested & when, how much wood was cut & who helped..it's amazing.
There are little snippets of paper tucked in the inside pocket
a receipt for a post office box dated 1892
And finally this little leather wallet
In my Grandmother's writing it says it was carried by a veteran during the Civil War
The only part of this that I find sad is that generations to come will not have these written accounts of our daily
activities. We don't keep things like they did back then..