Sunday, May 22, 2016

do you have that one thing?

the thing that can take you right back to when you were 7 years old?
this is mine...

inside of a large red candy tin with a rose on the lid...
hides some of the world's greatest treasure...
or so I thought...

this red tin sat on top of my grandma's dresser in their back bedroom...
grandma's bedroom and the room I slept in when I spent the night...

mom and I would stop by grandma and grandpa's a lot...
so they could talk and catch up on the goings on of neighbors and work...
kids and relatives...
and when I got bored listening...
I would head for the back bedroom, grab this tin off the top of the dresser...
and plop my butt in the hallway floor in front of the full length mirror...
because it was my height...
and would try on every piece in that tin...
sometimes all of them at once...

I could even try on the ear rings...
grandma had never had her ears pieced like mom had...
so her ear rings were clip ons...
and fit my little ears, too...
most of the time...
and I can remember her wearing every single piece of it...
because she liked to get gussied up on Saturday night...
and her and grandpa would kick up a heal at the local Moose Lodge...
they did a lot of square dancing and polkas...
;o)
and the waltzes...
they sure moved well together...
and I learned to dance standing on grandpa's toes...

yep, every time I open this tin, I am 7 years old again...
;o)

amazing what you find when you clean out your closet...
everything is all over the place still...
but going back in this morning...
except for this tin...
its time it sat on the top of my dresser for awhile...
;o)

have a wonderful Sunday...




3 comments:

Susie said...

Tete, This made me smile. I loved seeing my mom's "jewelry" what little she had. I had all her stuff when she passed and my daughter made me and my sisters bracelets with some of it. It was all costume stuff. I love reading about your grandparents. Yes, keep that sweet tin of memories at hand. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

laurie said...

awww, this was lovely,, yes ,, keep it out for a while,, how could you not, what amazing wonderful loving memories,

Donna said...

What sweet memories, Tete! You are so lucky to still have the tin and special prized contents. I too loved playing in my mom's jewelry box. And her buttons. I just love buttons to this day, and spent hours playing with them as a little girl:)