Tag Archives: heirlooms

Keys to it all …

I found this keyring at my parents’ home when we were clearing it out. I sort of remember seeing it at my mother’s parents house. There are seven keys on the ring and a tag. The tag in the middle … Continue reading

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Grandma Weaver’s Plate

This plate resided in my mother’s china cabinet. Always as a display item in the dining room. First on display in the mahogany secretary, then in the dining room hutch, and finally mounted on the wall with other special plates. … Continue reading

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Grandma Florence kept time

My maternal grandmother, Florence Marie Koontz, had this watch and I found it at my parents’ home as part of the cleaning out. The engraving is FMK and the date on the fob (right photograph) is 1905. The clip fob … Continue reading

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Grandma Florence Collected Depression Glass

Some of the items that was prevalent at my grandparents’ home were a number of these pink glass items to which I really did not pay a lot of attention growing up. Another “wish I had asked.” After Grandma moved … Continue reading

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Aunt Essie’s “sugar bowl”

As we were clearing out my parents’ home after my father’s passing, I found this among the items my mother had accumulated from her parents’ home. The bowl has no marking as to it’s provenance, but the real treasure is … Continue reading

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Another refugee from my grandparents’ attic

I am not sure why my mother decided to save this little table that was always in her parents’ attic (at least during my lifetime). Possibly, because the upstairs room was shared by her and her sister and the table … Continue reading

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Not sure Grandma Liked it or Hated it …

This Roseville piece of pottery was always on top of the living room bookcase at my grandparents’ house. Grandma Florence had a habit of keeping items visible for whoever gifted her with something (see earlier page on the chair from … Continue reading

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From Grandpa Koontz, 1857-1914

This is a very unusual piece from Grandma Florence’s collection of “pitchers” . The full text of what runs around the item appears under the picture. Written on the bottom of it, in a child’s print was the title of … Continue reading

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Grandpa might have been a little off his rocker

My Grandfather Lee [Weaver], born in 1893, had a child sized rocking chair; my grandmother also had a child sized rocking chair (with that much in common, no wonder they married). As a child, my brother, my two cousins, and … Continue reading

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Not Sure Why Grandma and Grandpa had this picture hanging …

This picture was always hanging in my grandparents’ bedroom. I never really understood why or what was the significance. Grandpa was a devoted dog person, had very little use for a cat as a pet. My mother and aunt were … Continue reading

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