There is no telling when you will find the sweetest things,
mementos tucked away for decades in the back of a drawer.
My husband discovered these as he started to refinish the furniture
we brought back from my grandmother's old house.
These pretty little Valentines for the Teacher
must have been given to my aunt years ago by her favorite pupils.
And two purses: little leather bear and what appears to be an Indian rider
on the Nisswa, MN coin purse.
A tin containing a Templeman (family name) beaded bracelet,
a small metal heart, and other trinkets.
A plastic ring box and reed for a flute (????)
An old prescription bottle for
Motion Sickness still filled with medication
and an unspecified remedy, both most likely from
from my grandfather's old Rexall pharmacy.
A baby announcement and the inside of the ring box.
A church bulletin from June 19, 1955
The First Christian Church in Trenton, MO.
not too far from her home in Bethany, MO
Funny, June 19th is my birthday but this is four years earlier.
What a coincidence.
The bulletin cover.
Inside it reads
The Organ Prelude is a Veil dropped between every day life and the Sanctuary. In crossing the threshold the music should separate the world without from the world within. If you must whisper, let it be into the ear of your Heavenly Father.
How I love to discover these treasures from the past.
I'll be posting on the furniture refinishing in the coming days.
I'm pretty excited to finally get this furniture back into working order.
There's nothing new and modern that can take the place.