Have you ever come across a wonderful little treasure right in your own home that you didn't know about? Honestly, I don't remember having this, but at some point it found it's way into the bottom of my cedar chest. I'm talking about my daddy's 1954 class ring.
When my uncles and aunts were going through my grandmother's belongings, they came across a box of my dad's personal stuff. My dad has already gone on to Heaven, so a box of personal items was exciting to receive. This was years ago and I guess I placed the small items from the box into my cedar chest. I do not remember this shredded up ring envelope. I had no idea I had this, so you can imagine my excitement when I found it.
A few weeks ago when packing up Christmas linens, there the little envelope was. Laying on the bottom of the chest. It was like a hidden Christmas gift.
I'm sorry the pictures aren't very good, I tried. Anyway, I already had my dad's senior portrait and name card, so I put this picture together to send to one of my my uncles for his collection of old family pictures.
I remember that in this large box of precious keepsakes were also letters, pictures, his Bible, military mementos, certificates, etc. A lot of his personal items that I will treasure forever. Years ago, I had already given my son Matthew my dad's Gulf Oil Corp. patches, pictures, and awards. He also has a brass Gulf Oil Corp. belt buckle that my dad earned, and he actually wears it sometimes. I showed him this ring and told him that we'll take it to a jeweler, have the emblem put back on it and he can have it to wear if he wants to.
Well, I'll be the first to admit that this morning's posting isn't the most interesting post. It's just a special little story I wanted to pass along. I wonder how many more wonderful treasures are hidden right here under my nose and under your noses in your homes that will be discovered one day by someone.
It sort of makes me want to go plunder around but I have too much housework to get up and do.