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Slim and Franke

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TREASURE BOX


A blogger asks, "What is the oldest item you own that has been in continuous use since you got it? Tell us what it is and why you have kept it for so long."


This is what I found. This is a picture box my grandmother gave to me in the 60's and it has always been on my dresser or out in my home somewhere. It contains the old photographs that were in it when I got it and I have added special pictures and other little items of my own treasured memories.


P.S. I heard from my dear daughter yesterday and she was a sick little puppy. She hadn't been in touch because she was trying to stay on track with her responsibilities while battling the YUKS at the same time. She finally needed to hear her mommy say, "Bless it's little heart."
AT&T Cried Wolf:
We cannot have wireless internet. The connect card came (to the wrong address -- they sent to Tulsa) and I installed it today and after five technicians told me it would work and tried to get it to work, the end message was "The profile you have requested requires a channel technology that is not currently available." Am I sad? Somewhat but life goes on -- slowly but better than nothing. tears, tears, drippy, droppy tears.

18 comments:

  1. That picture box is beautiful, I am so glad you Grandmother gave it to you and with pictures inside to boot...what a treasure.

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  2. What a beautiful box, and what a treasure it holds, priceless. I will have to give some thought to my own possessions, and I will make a post with picture in the next day or so.

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  3. The box is beautiful!!! And I'm sooo sorry Wireless wouldn't work for you. I know how excited you were about having it!

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  4. What a nice box. I am sure you treasure it and the memories it holds.

    Too bad about the internet. They should pay you for pain and suffering!

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  5. I love your beautiful picture box! I'm a sentimental fool!

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  6. I love the picture box and the story behind it. I can't think of anything sentimental I've kept...except old cards, pics and letters (but nothing special to keep them in).

    I hope your daughter feels better now that you've talked.

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  7. I have other treasures not 'in regular use', so those that are in regular use have to be photographs i keep on my mantlepiece - first, of a former minister and his wife and second of my friends' son when he was 12 years old.

    The Minister and his wife, having no family of their own, adopted us as their family about 55 years ago (when our children knew no other grandfather, as both our fathers had died), but they only took this step AFTER he had retired from the Ministry. It is some years since they died but their photos keep them alive for me.

    My friends' son was killed aged 12 when out riding his bicycle. He would have been 40 now and we have just remembered him this weekend by putting flowers in the church on the anniversary of that dreadful day. I had had him in Sunday School and JMA, and we felt that it was important that someone else should remember him as well as his family.

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  8. Such a pretty box. It has sentimental value. Beautiful treasure.

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  9. How wonderful is that little box your grandmother gave you. Those things are always special. I hope your daughter is starting feel better now that she has talked to her momma. And shame on AT&T for what they did. You would think these people would know what can and can't be done before they get peoples hopes up.

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  10. Sorry about the wireless internet but that picture box is great.
    Ralph

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  11. I love treasures like this. Your box is so romantically gorgeous!

    Nothing in the world makes you feel better than hearing your mom say "bless its heart" so I'm sure your (no longer so) little one will be feeling better in no time:)

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  12. Lovely box. I love family treasures.

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  13. awe what a sweet daughter hope she is better. And what a great question, I'm thinking..

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  14. I asked my wife your question at the top about oldest item in the house in continuous use. She said it was me.

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  15. My condolences on your unattainable high-speed:o(
    I hope your daughter is feeling better. How nice for her that she has a such lovin' Mom to turn to:)
    She's a beautiful girl!

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  16. I read the post after this one, so I could be in the know about what was up with your invisible daughter.
    Sorry to hear she had the yucks, as I can totally relate with said yucks. Yucks are yucky.
    Your daughter is lovely, and she sounds like such a wonderful mom and wife.

    High speed is not available in your area??
    We can go to the moon, but we can't get high speed internet for Ann???!!!!
    What the heck??????

    Okay, now I must think of something that is "just right" in order to balance out the blessings and cursings.
    Thank You Lord for those peanut butter cookies I made last night. Yes, thanks very very much!!!
    AND thanks for taste buds that work well.

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  17. Oh, and thanks for that treasured picture box that Annie has.

    Amen.

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  18. Hola! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    That is a beautiful box!

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