…if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw this teaser photo last Friday.
|sorting through old photos|
My mom had a full weekend of “family fun” planned for my visit. We sorted through two drawers of memorabilia – photos, newspaper clippings, county fair ribbons, 4H project booklets, Boy Scout trips, Girls/Boys State, letters, … it was a true walk down memory lane for my mom and dad. For me, a lot of it was brand new territory. I brought home a pile of photos and documents to scan (and then share with others).
Today, I wanted to share a few of these “new-to-me” treasures from my mom’s side of the family.
First, here’s my grandfather, two years before he married my grandmother. I had no idea he ever played an accordion!
By 1930, they were married and living in southern California.
|1930 at the Pacific Ocean (they lived close by)|
A few years later they had children. Here’s my grandfather and my mom (about two years old).
My mom gave me this sweet picture taken at the same time in the frame it’s been in “forever” (which of course means it has no stand; I had to prop it inside a larger frame…and I love what it’s added to this corner of my desk).
And finally, not a photo, but a small embroidered bag. I think the fabric is linen, with a silk (or cotton) drawstring. That note was tucked inside (my grandmother’s handwriting).
Seeing as it carried dancing slippers I thought it would make a perfect project bag…for knitting socks; my mom agreed and gave it to me! The bag really is the perfect size for a sock project. I think it just needs a good soak (or maybe even not? what do y’all think?)
There were plenty of wonderful discoveries from my dad and his side of the family, too. I’ll share those next week!