Kathleen

Remember these?

  
By:  Kathleen  •  Vacations  •  2 weeks ago  •  44 comments

Remember these?

Does anyone have things that are passed down from family members that many people had years ago?

It seems like in the 50’s 60’s and 70’s we have had some items that our parents and grandparents use to decorate their house with. Plus make things by hand too.

Share some things you may have...

Please be polite and no politics or religion discussions.  Thank you. 

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Kathleen
1  author  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

Here is a crochet afghan that my mom had made years ago. I think I have seen many of these with the same color made during that time. 

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Sparty On
1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Kathleen @1    2 weeks ago

I used to have a really nice one of those a GF made me years ago.

It was really nice until one of my dogs ate it.

That was a tough couple days for old Cooper the dog ....

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Sparty On @1.1    2 weeks ago
That was a tough couple days for old Cooper the dog ....

LOL, had a dog that did that also.  Grabbing the string and pulling it all out (from behind) was one of the most disgusting things I have ever done. 

Dakota (the dog) was none too happy about the procedure either....

 
 
 
Sparty On
1.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Lol .... we do love our pooches that's for sure ....

 
 
 
Kathleen
1.1.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  Sparty On @1.1    2 weeks ago

I bet the dog had fun doing it...

 
 
 
Sparty On
1.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

I'm sure they did but just like humans when we eat things that don't agree with us.

The "out" is much worse than the "in" ..... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.5  Ozzwald  replied to  Sparty On @1.1.4    2 weeks ago
The "out" is much worse than the "in"

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Paula Bartholomew
1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kathleen @1    2 weeks ago

I have one that is made from the very same colors.

 
 
 
Kathleen
1.2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2    2 weeks ago

I thought at least one person on here had one of those..

 
 
 
Kathleen
2  author  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

Here is another thing I have that’s been passed down... 

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Vic Eldred
3  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Those are nice. The starting points for family stories with kids & grandkids.

I don't have any of the "heirlooms" that were handed down. Those went to my sister.

I have a few small things like my fathers wedding ring inscribed in 1945.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    2 weeks ago

Thanks.. 

Tell her to hold on to them...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @3.1    2 weeks ago
Tell her to hold on to them...

No problem there!

 
 
 
Freefaller
4  Freefaller    2 weeks ago

My grandmother made me an Afghan many years ago (different colours) I loved it but through overuse it was unsalvageable and I had to throw it out

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Freefaller @4    2 weeks ago

Somebody needs to make you another one...

 
 
 
Freefaller
5  Freefaller    2 weeks ago

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Ed-NavDoc
6  Ed-NavDoc    2 weeks ago

Have a set of commemorative plates my father recieved in WW II for being involved in the liberation of the city of Maastricht, the first city in Holland liberated by the Allies.  I will most likely give them to my oldest grandson.

 
 
 
Kathleen
6.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6    2 weeks ago

That’s amazing, all the history with them. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
6.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kathleen @6.1    2 weeks ago

Yep, they are hand painted porcelain as well.

 
 
 
Gsquared
6.2  Gsquared  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6    2 weeks ago

Your father was a hero.  Our freedom and the freedom of the people of The Netherlands and all of Europe stands as a tribute to your father's great heroism.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
7  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    2 weeks ago

Afghans, my "blankie" that was actually my great grandma's shawl, a piano that my great great aunt gave to my grandmother and now it's in my home, I have a Victrola, large floor model coming to me eventually, my grandmother's wedding / engagement set, several pieces of furniture, ... let's be real, my family hands everything down. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kathleen
7.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @7    2 weeks ago

And you got some of it! Yay! 

 
 
 
Sunshine
8  Sunshine    2 weeks ago

I have a crystal bowl that belonged to my maternal great grandmother.  Very lovely, I store it in my china cabinet.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @8    2 weeks ago

How nice..... : )

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Most of the things I inherited or were passed down to me were given to my son and daughter when I left Canada.  I think the only "passed down" thing I brought with me is this item that an elderly uncle of my ex-wife gave me.  It is a brass paperweight with the three monkeys on a base housing a swing-out magnifying glass.  But the monkeys are not "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil", they are "see evil, hear evil, speak evil (through a megaphone)".

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Kathleen
9.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    2 weeks ago

I never seen it reversed before... WoW!

 
 
 
JBB
9.2  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    2 weeks ago

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Kathleen
9.2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  JBB @9.2    2 weeks ago

I know what you are getting at... let’s not bring this on my thread. No Politics.

So... do you have anything that came from your family? 

 
 
 
JBB
9.2.2  JBB  replied to  Kathleen @9.2.1    2 weeks ago

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Just a ball you cannot throw, a fancy stick and an old hat Pappaw used to wear in parades.

I don't get many occasions to take them out except family events when we all dress up...

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.2.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  JBB @9.2.2    2 weeks ago

Is that gold?

 
 
 
MonsterMash
9.3  MonsterMash  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    2 weeks ago

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Kathleen
9.3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MonsterMash @9.3    2 weeks ago

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MonsterMash
9.3.2  MonsterMash  replied to  Kathleen @9.3.1    2 weeks ago
No politics please.....

No worries I deleted it

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.3.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  MonsterMash @9.3.2    2 weeks ago

Thank you 

 
 
 
MonsterMash
10  MonsterMash    2 weeks ago

I have a pocket watch that originally belonged to my great-great-grandfather, who had it made by a watchmaker in Suffolk, England in 1823. It's been passed down to the oldest son in each generation. When I die my oldest son will get it. I seldom wind it, but it amazingly it still works.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MonsterMash @10    2 weeks ago

Nice that something got passed down from so many generations. I don’t think I have anything from that long ago. 1823, that’s amazing.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
10.1.1  MonsterMash  replied to  Kathleen @10.1    2 weeks ago

I took it to the Antique Road Show when they were in OKC back in 2003 to see what it was worth in hopes of making good money off it. They said it wasn't made by a well known watchmaker so the value was only $ 250, that wasn't enough to sell it so I kept it.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  MonsterMash @10.1.1    2 weeks ago

That’s okay, the history behind it is more important. 

 
 
 
MonsterMash
10.1.3  MonsterMash  replied to  Kathleen @10.1.2    2 weeks ago
the history behind it is more important

True. The watch went through the Civil War when my great grandfather had it. He was with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.4  author  Kathleen  replied to  MonsterMash @10.1.3    2 weeks ago

That’s really nice that you know so much. What great history your family has....

 
 
 
MonsterMash
10.1.5  MonsterMash  replied to  Kathleen @10.1.4    2 weeks ago
What great history your family has....

Well, there was a black sheep in the family. My great Uncle Granville moved to Arkansas in 1913 and became a member of the KKK in 1918 remaining a lifelong member until his death in 1969. We rarely mention him LOL

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.6  author  Kathleen  replied to  MonsterMash @10.1.5    2 weeks ago

Oh well, we all have someone in our families we don’t talk about much.

My great uncle would steal a lot, he even stole a bicycle horn and he didn’t even own a bike! 

 
 
 
MonsterMash
10.1.7  MonsterMash  replied to  Kathleen @10.1.6    2 weeks ago
My great uncle would steal a lot, he even stole a bicycle horn and he didn’t even own a bike! 

Was he a clown?

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Kathleen
10.1.8  author  Kathleen  replied to  MonsterMash @10.1.7    2 weeks ago

Lol... he acted like one.