First of all, is anyone having trouble with blogger today. I have been trying to upload pictures for two hours, just wondering if anyone else is having problems with it. So anyway no pictures from me today....But if there were a picture, it would be 2 bronzie metal trunks with palm trees, elephants and almost an aligator look to them. They are my treasure boxes and inside are what I have that is very dear to me...First of all the main items are letters from people that have passed, My grandmother, an elderly lady whom I used to call Aunt Esther, cards from my nieces and newphews where they would send them to me from mothers day! Such cherished items. I also have little stones that have been collected from various countries, not by me, but by friends that have travelled. You know how people say "what can I bring back for you?" My response has always been bring me back a little rock. I used to have them all labelled but now they are all mixed up. Some I can still remember, some not...but they are from places I have never been so I keep them. I have a letter that I found in an old frame, It was from a man to his girlfriend telling her how much he loved her! The name is hardly legible, but I kept it, as I could not throw it out as it was beautiful and I felt I could not get rid of that paper that represented their love. I have little items that I have given to others that were returned to me before they passed on, I keep them in my trunks for safety. My favorite one of these items is a pillow I made for my Grandma.
I also have my wedding dress, little purse and my headpiece that I had made. My most cherished item of all is a rolled up silver piece of foil from a cigarette package. I t was formed into a ring the night my husband Wain proposed. You just got to love a man prepared! I often think how strange it is what one considers a treasure, while the next person would throw it away thinking it was garbage. Some treasures you can not put in a box...like my feeling for my nieces and newphews or the memories of my Dad, or a long lost friend. Those are the treasures of my mind that I can check on whenever I like, I can hold them in my heart and cherish them too, just like the treasures I keep in my trunks! I cherish the gift of today!