Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Show and Tell........

Today is Friday and Show and Tell over at Kelli's.........

Many years ago, my husband had elderly relatives in a nearby town....I would carry his Mother over to visit and eat lunch. They had no children and lived in the house that the cousin's husband was born in......it was so much fun to visit and hear about their marriage and younger days. My girls loved to go to see them. There was a very early version of a grand piano that was museum quality. In later years after the husband died, we were offered the piano but we had no room with ample space for it......I've often wondered what became of it...........

While my mother-in- law chatted out on the porch or in the kitchen helping prepare the meal I was encouraged to look in the out buildings......I didn't need much encouragement to do that. The buildings were time capsules just waiting to be opened and the contents oohed and awhed over....

There were old wooden ice boxes, oval picture frames, toys, mementos, pictures, dishes, children's clothes from the turn of the century, boxes with all sorts of jewelry, etc.

I even managed to maneuver through the rafters......


Below is a pair of little boy's shoes that belonged to the husband of the lady we visited.



Looks like he ran and played a great deal while wearing the shoes.......I'll unearth some of the beautiful long dresses and slips with very wide lace to show another time.......

20 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Betty, what lovely memories of a very special time. I would have loved poking around in the buildings and see all the treasures too. Those are the sweetest little shoes, and look at all those little buttons. Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Linda

Jewelgirl said...

The shoes soles tell it all. :)
Lovely post as always Betty!

Brenna said...

Just absolutely precious...

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What a wonderful story Betty and these exquisite little boots, goodness what tales you have to tell....

Yes, I can well imagine what a delight it must have been to hear how life was then and the excitement of discovering the old artefacts tucked away in the barns.

So looking forward to seeing these things in person, so very, very soon. Have a good weekend. Marion

Char said...

What a cool thing to have. Have a great weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

Fabulous. And I love how you have them displayed? Do you keep them there for decor or was this just to show us? No matter, I love it. And I can't wait for the future SnT's with dresses and such from days of yore!!!!

My Show n Tell is ready for visitors.

Jennie said...

What lovely little boots - quite an age too, by the buttoning on them. I wonder what other treasures remain to be found?

Constance said...

I LOVE those shoes! Can't you just imagine him as a little boy running and playing in these shoes? I see things like these in antique stores but how neat when it's actually a family piece!
Connie

Simply Heart And Home said...

Betty,

What lovely memories!

I sent you an email with copied and pasted stuff from that website so you could see what I saw. The video would not copy (you don't want to see it anyway - believe me!)

I looked at that link again just now and I see comments from people I know but those comments are dated 2007. Someone must have hacked into the site since then. One reason that you might not see it is you may have some kind of filter on your computer that filters out stuff like that.

If you still can't see on the website what I emailed you that I saw, I suggest you ask some of your friends to click on it from their computers and let you know what they see.

Please let me know how this mystery ends.

Gina

Kathy said...

Hi Betty - You have the best stories! Love the sweet shoes. Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend! Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

The Apron Queen said...

What cool shoes! Look forward to more.

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Jaderocks said...

What a great find. I'm sure you felt like a trasure hunter that day. Too bad about not having room for the piano at the time i'm sure it was a real treasure.

Becki said...

Those shoes really take me back -- to a time long before mine ;^)
Which, of course, is the point of displaying them. Thanks for sharing.

Jillian said...

Oh how sweet! Makes one really think about how different life is now...thanks for the look! Can't wait to see what else you pull out for next time.

Mary said...

Betty,

I love those old shoes. They are certainly a treasure. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing the slips and other things that you have.

Blessings,
Mary

Mary said...

PS. Betty, has the book from the Pay it Forward arrived yet?

Kelli said...

Oh, what sweet little treasures, Betty! I sure would love to go exploring with you. I can't wait to see the dresses!
~Kelli

Barbara said...

They say every picture tells a story.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

What great and wonderful memories to hold always in your heart. God bless you, connie

Nonna said...

You have a lovely blog and your twin granddaughters are beautiful! I hope you dont mind me dropping in for a visit. Feel free to visit my blog anytime. Have a blessed weekend!