Wednesday, 1 September 2010

WOYWW 1st September



I missed last weeks WOYWW due to the family funeral, this week on my desk is a box that was found in Grandad's house that belonged to my Great Grandad and is FULL to bursting with old post cards dating from 1890 onwards. I snagged this one real fast!!! Included are lots of scenes like bridges and rivers and comedy post cards as well as the worlds tallest man (the one on top). War time memorabilia and Charlie Chaplin pictures. Lots are written on but I don't know the people who wrote them they are my Great Grandad's Cousins from Cheshire, we lost contact with that part of the family before I was even born.

22 comments:

Wipso said...

Out of a sad event has come a real treasure.
A x

Lou and Mel said...

How exciting to get a box like this! REAL treasure!

Doone said...

the box - the photos - both such a treasure and the correspondance - priceless,

and I am also pleased to see I'm not the only woywwer to have heat damaged their self healing mat...

Dx

olive said...

wow thats a stash..... cant wait to see some results of crafting. hope you are ok. Ciao

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Awe...What a fab box of memories and treasures.

Take care...A.x

Kate said...

What a fascinating find.

** Kate **

Poppit said...

What a nice thing to have on your desk..and look at the seriously cool old box it was all stored in.

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww what a treasure trove you have there, not surprised you nabbed it, lovely keepsake,luv the box,Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Cath Wilson said...

Wow! What a fab find. Sorry to hear about your Grandad and even sorrier that you lost touch with all your relatives - family is so important. Hope you somehow manage to get back in touch. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

Helen said...

What a gorgeous pile of old cards, how wonderful. Will you use them or just look at them?!

Doone said...

oh gosh - commented your post before I saw your comment to me - are we friends in the Academy too?

I will try to 'find' you next time i go in - what name do you use?

I'm Donna Louise Rodgers...

Dx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am always drawn by old photos and images. It's amazing how a very sad event can produce such a lovely memento. And all the memories that spilled out of that box, whether you were familiar with them or not. Happy WOYWW.

Carola Bartz said...

That's a real treasure box, wow!

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing stash your grandfather kept, it might be the catalyst you need to reconnect with that side of your family.

Hugs
Brenda

Lin said...

Sorry to hear of your sad loss, but oh my word what a treasure to find. I bet you will have many a happy hour poking around inside that box!

Lin xx

Cath said...

Sorry to hear about last week but what a great find.

Cathx

Morti said...

What a fabulous treasure to come away with out of such a sad day - do make sure you make something for each family member to treasure out of that lot, eh? Well done you!

Carmen said...

Such a wonderful find in amongst the sadness. What a treasure trove! The box in itself is beautiful too.

Spyder said...

What a lovely box of treasure! and found by the right person! Have a great WOYWW
(Lyn)

JoZart said...

Lovely you value such a treasure. I'm sure your Grandad will be proud of you for keeping it.
JoZarty

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, what an amazing box of goodies, such treasure!
Hope you will join us on the Calendar Challenge next year. In answer to your question, I work in an A4 Moleskine. Some people are working in pink pig(??) sketchbooks, or I suppose you could do loose leaf pages Dina style, then bind them at the end of the year. See ya!

Craphty said...

What a great find and a lovely way to remember your grandad each time you use the images. Not sure if I can make this weekend I need to carry one emptying dad's house and it is taking ages doing it by myself but I am down for Journaling the following Sunday so hope to see you then. x C

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