At least, that's what I'm doing today. I hope some of you will be linking up as well! I had a few nibbles of interest last week, so we'll just see how this goes. I think it will be fun, and certainly won't get monotonous, because every week the assignment will be something completely new and different.
On to my item:
This particular set of Pyrex Bowls, which (minus the red one), belonged to my maternal grandmother,
who died before I was born.
It's the one thing I own that belonged to her.
It's also the set of bowls that I grew up using in my Mom's kitchen. I remember many happy days mixing up batches of chocolate chip cookies in the big yellow bowl with my Dad, helping my Mom make salmon cakes in the green bowl, and learning some of the finer points of cooking using all three of these bowls... For most of my life, the red bowl was mysteriously missing. I found a replacement a couple of years ago at the Hillsville, VA Labor Day Weekend flea market, another family tradition.
But the blue one is my favorite.
It's the smallest.... you can see the size compared to my hand below (I have TINY hands).
Why is it my favorite, you may ask?
Well, I'll tell you.
My Mom and my Aunt Judy are fraternal twins. They were born prematurely, and when they came home from the hospital (people didn't stay in for weeks back in those days like they do now with premature babies), they were TINY. So tiny that they had a nurse sent home with them.
Their first baths were in this blue bowl!
How crazy is that? I think this bowl would be a good size to bathe a guinea pig! And my Mom was in it! I think it's hilarious.
Incidentally, I'm also pretty sentimental about the table underneath those bowls. That table belonged to my great grandparents on my Dad's side, and it's the table that my Mamaw grew up eating on. It sat out on my great Aunt's back porch for about 20 years, and was falling apart, peeling with layers of old paint, and filthy when I got it. My Dad kindly put the thing back together for me and built a new leaf for it, and I spent hours upon hours stripping off layer after layer of old paint. I gave the top a new coat of stain, painted the bottom black, and voilà! a new table for the dining room! I love it, in spite of the fact that the top is warped from being out in the weather for 20 years, and the fact that it's a little too high for my chairs.
Speaking of the chairs, I'm a little sentimental about those Windsor chairs too. My Dad and my brother made those! Aren't they pretty?
I'm pretty attached to the doggy as well. :o)Now it's your turn. Be sure to link up below once your post is ready! Can't wait to hear your stories! And please remember to link back to this post so that others can join in on the fun. The linky will be up until next week for anyone who comes in late but still wants to get in on the fun.
And now, your assignment for next week:
Tell us about an embarrasing or awkward moment in your life.
It doesn't have to be about you, it could be something you witnessed. (Just make sure you either change the names to protect the guilty or make sure that the person(s) involved doesn't mind your blabbing about it! No photos are necessary, although if you have one that goes along with the theme, go for it.
Please keep all stories and photos family-friendly though, and be sure to provide a link back to this blog for others who want to participate. (An easy button code is on my sidebar.)
Linky party will be next Monday, November 1. Until then, link up your sentimental item photos and stories. Thanks for participating! I'd love to hear your feedback on this series so far - are you enjoying it? Drop me a line!