When I was home for a auction a few weeks ago, you may remember my car was loaded.
One thing I picked up was a pretty walnut shelf for $8. Where would I put it? and what would I put on it?
The scroll work on the ends reminds me of my parents end tables that I have at 1515
The end table
Now what was I going to put on it? My Dad's 1st cousin has been bringing box after box of family items to 1515. They are things that belong to my Great Grandparents and he thinks I should be the next care taker, and I feel honored.
There are pictures of my GGGrandparents I have never seen before. I just can't see leaving some of them in the boxes, not to be opened for another 30 years.
So the bottom shelf is dedicated to the women who came before me.
My Great Great Great Grandmother Hickman, Great Great Grandmother Wilson, Great Grandmother Galbreath and my Great Aunt Annie...of whom I am trying to keep the genealogy candle burning in the family.
They were such wonderful women, each with a story. My cousin was showing some of his cousins the pictures when we had the reunion and he teared up.....so I guess I did the right thing by getting these out to display.
The next pictures are of my Great Grandparents on their wedding date, him as a young man and the picture with him and his siblings. Can you see his sister that the transposed into the picture because she was deceased? And of course a pretty pink mustache cup.
The top shelf has a souvenir Charleston, IL mug. The pictures are of my Great Grandmother's family. The picture on the left are my Great Grandparents with her sister and brother in law at Niagara Falls in about 1914. The picture on the rt is my Great Grandmother with her father and siblings, I had never seen this picture before and love seeing what my Great Great Grandfather Wilson looked like.
This is a different kind of table top....one I can look at and feel the love of 1515 and know that someone is looking over the home we all love so much. My Great Grandparents even lived there themselves when the Depression started and my GGrandfather after his wife died.
I am so honored to be the keeper of these things and want to make sure they are there for everyone to see.
Have a Happy TTT!