My mom, Sewing Bee, recently moved out of her home of 28 years to a much smaller house (the green cottage - we haven't named it yet) and she had to get rid of a lot of stuff. As we helped her pack we came across little treasures that I was lucky enough to be able to claim for myself.
(no, not the red chair, I just thought it looked cute with the treasures)
I had never seen this checkerboard and box before. My mom told me that this was my grandpa's and this is exactly how he kept his set of checkers.....in this match box.
There's something about the whole story that just touched me.
I can picture my grandpa (who always smelled of oil and car grease AND Doublemint gum - that combination of smells - which I don't run across very often - always takes me back to being a kid at Grandma and Grandpa's) with his grin asking my mom or her sister to come play checkers with him after a long day of working on cars.
Another treasure my brother didn't mind that I took is this barn and silo.
I can always remember it being at Grandma and Grandpa's when we were kids in the 70s.
I have no idea how old it is, but my mom didn't remember it from her childhood. It also had barn animals and white corral fencing, but those parts are gone now.
My mom had it in a toy basket for the grandkids to play with at her old house, but all the grandkids are too old to play with it.
Well today we're off to the Big County Fair! Baby Bee is dancing with her dance group there. Looking forward to having some yummy fair food. I'll have to take pictures to share with you!
Thanks for buzzing in today!