Monday, June 25, 2012

1515 Sign

In 1978 when my Grandfather died,  as I left the house for the last time, I reached up and grabbed something on the porch as I left..............
it was the 1515 sign that always hung above the front steps.
For years it found a home in my Grandad's WWI trunk.
I always thought I would display it someday.
When I built our little garden cottage in the backyard I put it on the porch above the steps.
It had found a new home......
well, 2009 it went back home!
last fall when we painted the porch we repainted it, it had been gray, then white.
I am sure it was handmade.
In the early pictures it is not there.
1943 it is not there.
Mom and Dad

By 1949 it is clearly there!
Great Grandfather Winkler, Grandad Winkler, Aunt Mary and cousin Donna.

So many have had their pictures taken under that 1515 sign!

Baby Donna, top lt and the other girl cousins.
62 years later! sorry Donna!!

Thank goodness I took the 1515 sign.
The pictures just would not be the same.


Susie said...

I love the old photos of your granddad with loved ones. The house numbers is a treasure. Smiles, Susie

Tete said...

Love the number sign! SO fun that you still have it and it looks to be in really good shape for the age.
Talked to Rebecca yesterday and she is having fun moving in and getting settled, making it really cute and fun inside.
I know that was a shocker, and I didn't know about it till she stopped by here-s he wanted to tell me in person. I think it will all work out in the end and things will be better for both of them either way they go.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

What a blessing that you were thoughtful enough to grab that little house number sign! It's such a treasure!I love that you have old pictures of it too.
Thanks for sharing.
Erica :)

Olive Cooper said...

Ann, that was terribly smart of you. And you must have been very young when you grabbed it. hugs, olive

Jill said...

Good thing you had the presence of mind to take that number sign, what a lovely memento of your family history.

Donna said...

How fun that you have this piece as a memento, Ann! Great family photos:)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

How cool that you saved the house number sign. Love your vintage photos!

Ivy and Elephants said...

How wonderful that you thought to grab it, and took care of it all these years. It's home!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Ann, I love the history of 1515 So Many great memories for you and your family. Loved seeing the old pictures. This is a treasure for sure.

Rose H (UK) said...

What a wonderful thing to have grabbed before you left Ann. Somewhere in your mind you just knew you'd be back 'home' :o))
Such lovely, treasured family photos too.
Rose H

Gail said...

Ann, I love the 1515 sign and the history behind it. You are so blessed to have so many beautiful treasures from your family. Enjoy your day, Gail

DearHelenHartman said...

I LOVE IT! Someone has the stone chickens from our grandmas house but I never thought of taking photos with them all these years later. Such a sweet memory to share.

Curtains in My Tree said...

ahhhhhhhh I love this story 1515

I have an old sign my Grandpa bought in Florida,this story reminds me of it

Claudia said...

That's a great story. And how wonderful that it is now where it belongs.


sweetvintageofmine said...

Great number and a great post! Who would know that would be so meaningful later! From one sweetie to another~~~~~Roxie