Sunday, 21 January 2007

Treasure


This post is part of a Blogalong organised by the Bloggers Paradise Forum. Each month, members of the forum post a thread on their blogs using a title which has been agreed for that month. This month's title is Treasure.

When I started to think about this topic I realised that many of my treasures are memories or keepsakes which remind me of people or events in the past. Probably something to do with my age! Anyway, I have chosen as my treasure something which links me to my paternal Grandmother, who was called Molly.

Molly died before I reached my first birthday, so I do not remember her at all, but I have a few of her things. The mirror in the photo (which I regret to say is real tortoiseshell, but I suppose those were less enlightened times) is part of a set, which includes a matching hairbrush and jewel box. I was also given an ivory hand mirror engraved with her initials. For many years I have used the tortoiseshell mirror every morning.


Anyway, that's not the treasure! I always believed that my grandmother and I had never met, but a few years ago I came across a letter among my mother's papers. It was a letter from my grandmother to my mother, written just after she had returned from visiting my mother in hospital after I was born. In the letter she mentions the visit and talks about seeing me. So we did meet, even if it was only that once, and my treasure is that letter which tells that story.

7 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

Oh that letter must be so precious. What a fabulous treasure! Isn't is amazing that our ancestors took the time to write/make/do such things, and that someone had the prescence of mind to keep it!

RUTH said...

That's wonderful. Definitely a very special "Treasure". I love the photo of the mirror with you and camera reflected in it.

Seahorse said...

Oh! That's really moving! What a marvellous thing to have.

Kai said...

memories are fantastic treasures and it's lovely that you have letters and items that bring those memories all together.

it's beautiful.

Anni said...

How lovely. A very precious treasure.

Jacquie said...

That is a lovely story, and a great treasure.

Cindy G said...

The mirror is lovely, and so is the fact that you use it every day. From Molly's hands to yours...