Thursday, January 19, 2012

Off limits

 My cousin sent me the most wonderful gift this week..  Tucked inside a lovely note...  Here in all his sass and glory is my dear daddy...  These photos were snapped in Japan during WW2 by a cousin who sent them to his aunt...  and lo these many years hence they miraculously made their way back to me!!  To me!!!!  They are pretty clear, but I loved the gold tone glow without flash...  Daddy is casually leaning against a sign that states "off limits"...  woooo, what a daredevilmaycare thing for my dad to do!
 Also slipped inside is this tiny (and I mean really baby tiny) letter that has gone through the mail.  Those are actual stamps...  Those are my readingglasses...
 Here is the letter by a spool of thread for sizing...  Inside in my grandmother's beautiful script...  or maybe my grandfathers??? -----  (His handwriting was also amazingly beautiful...  I'll have to check with my cousins on that one...)
 Inside in "someone dear's" script is my daddy's birth announcement...  And I loved knowing he entered this world at 8 pounds...  Oh, so special!
He's on some kind of boat in the other picture...  leaning over the side...

In the midst of all this anti-hoarding (and I know it's a problem), I am sooo very glad everyone involved took the care and time to keepsake these treasures.  They sparkle my weary spirit on this chilly January Thursday....

3 comments:

Lisa Pogue said...

Oh Gayla, these are fantastic pictures!!! What a great gift to receive unexpectedly!!!!

southernbelle68 said...

Hi Gayla, I have been following you for a while. I actually live in Excello...moved here from South Carolina four years ago. Thank you for your posts..I always enjoy reading them and you always put a smile on my face! What a wonderful gift you received, my grandparents were in WWII and I have pictures similar to those...they have both passed on now and I miss them so much but I always feel them near me and I love to look at their pictures! May you have a blessed day! And thank you again, I so enjoy your blog!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I just love when I find family treasures!! So wonderful that they are passed on to you!!