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Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm Back & I Brought Some Goodies!

FIRST let me start off by thanking ALL of you who follow & commented on this & the 'Sexy' blog! I truly appreciate your thoughtful expressions & warm sentiments in such a difficult period. Thank you!

Through the Grace of God, it's all being worked out. I've decided to return, trusting & believing everything WILL be OK!

Alright, I have some goodies. I Love Junk! In my travels I find lots of it. Since this blog is dedicated to just that - Let's get to it!

I came across the fatherload! You heard right "The Fatherload!" On my way to pick up that lovely little pumpkin in my header who is only days from turning 4 years old... I drove by a seemingly great pile of wonderful refuge. Being the supermom I am, I couldn't stop, but on my way home I made a B-line right to the pile! I ran into the daughter of the owner of the pile. She shared with me that her mom had passed away back in January of this year and the clean out had been a year long process. You see, her mom was a bit of a pack rat.... hmmmm (I can relate). She shared that her dad couldn't do the honors of throwing out the memories, & her sister lived in sunny Cali (with Sherry G.- LOL) .. SO she was nominated the head-cleaner-packer-seller-mover-in-charge....

Anywho, she was grateful & thought her mom would be glad to 'know' someone who cared would make sure some of her items got a good home....

The woman shared that the steamer trunk came from France in the early 1900's, when her dad came to America with his family. The bag is his military service bag filled with lovely 1930's's & 40's love letters & cards and military and WWII sentiments.... JACKPOT! Oh, I even have a few International paper dollars.

I need your help... what can I do, make with my new found treasures???
That girl...

2 comments:

Sher said...

I'm happy to see that you're back and all is okay. I'm now off to Indy - have a great week of Thanksgiving! ;) Love ya, Gal!
Sher

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh yeah, you DEFINITELY hit the fatherload of treasure there girlfriend!!

That treasure trove you found sounds like the photo album/scrapbook that my aunt (my father's youngest sister) gave me some years back.

You see, my father was also in WWII and my mother lived in Chicago at the time. I wasn't around yet. The scrapbook has postcards, western union greetings, photos, WWII ephemera, money, newspaper clippings, and MORE!

I'm glad you were the person their memories went to. I know you will make lots of beautiful art from the items you have received! You don't need help with this. You only need to look through the pieces to find inspiration. It may be today, next week, or even next year, but you'll "feel" what to create from them. xoxo Sherry G (the one that lives in Southern California you mentioned - hee hee)

Hey - your friend Sher is off to Indy. That's where I grew up!