Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our inheritance~

Yesterday, some of our relatives and my family gathered at Grandpa and Grandma's house to go through the things Grandma had set aside, things that she hoped people would take if they wanted them. They can't possibly fit everything they have in their house into the apartment they're moving into next week, and they're not really wanting to have a sale, so this was how they chose to share their things with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren...


Here grandma Marly and mother are going through her sheet music... It was so fun to play a few of the new songs today in the few minutes of spare time there was for playing. :)

The greatest treasure that Grandma gave us children was one of her paintings!!!!! She put a number on each painting and then had us grandchildren pick out a number to see who got which one. Here Jacob's looking pretty happy with his beautiful Badlands scene...
A couple more treasures: This dutch oven and giant tea kettle used to belong to my dad's grandma Emma...
One of the things I was most excited about was a large something that is now setting in my room! I had to clear out the corner to make room for "It", and this is what my bed looked like there for a while...
"It" is an old trunk!!!!! I think it belonged to my great grandma, although I'm going to have to ask Grandma again to be sure, as there were so many things going on that day! Here I'm peeking inside, looking at--
--the lace vest and slip that was hanging inside! Grandma wasn't sure if these belonged to her grandma or her great grandma, so it's either something from my great great grandma, or my great great great grandma. How special!!! I love pieces of history!
My room's kind of crowded the way it is, but I just had to fit this in it too! The vase holding the sunflowers was my great grandmas, as I think was the sad iron on top. The box on top contains some old newspaper clippings that are all in German and a report card for my great grandma Emma, who obviously did very well in the second grade. :)
There were SOOOOO many more treasures (many things to tuck away up in the attic in my hope-chest collection), but those were the neatest in my opinion...
There is one more picture I'd like to share though---the one of the painting I received...
Isn't it so lovely??? I wish my grandma would start painting again.......

Most of Mothers' and my day was spent in trying to find homes for all our new treasures. As we brought home 3 boxes of books, we went through the bookcase and rearranged it and got rid of some not-the-best books to make room for the new ones. This is what our living room looks like currently...
That's about all that's new around here, outside of the official start to calving season. :) (One of Andrew's heifers had a cute, black bull calf.)
Sweet dreams and God bless~

3 comments:

Miss Grace Elizabeth said...

Oh Cora! I like that trunk!! That is such a nice treasure to receive. And the dutch oven!
My room is overly, to much,way to crowded. But I do NOT want it that way! I just can't seem to ever put it to rights. I am so afraid I am going to be one of those messy women who never have a clean home. I will probably marry a neat freak! And maybe I will learn from him! :) After my older sister moved out me and Hannah had a little more room up in our little room. But it is still quite scrunchy. We are going to paint the walls soon up there. Our sister gave us some paint. It will be so nice to change that darkish yellow to a nice fresh purple!
We watch seven brides for seven brother this evening. It was very funny.
I like the part when She teaches them how to have manners! It is like my brothers times twelve!
Well I better get to bed but before I really do I am going to publish some pictures.....
Good night!
~Grace

Dawn Bornemann said...

What a wonderful post Cora! You have such a special way of saving a day for later relishing.
I am so glad that the trunk fit in there after we lugged it in there. :)
Happy today my dear,
Mom

Hannah said...

How special to receive all those treasures from your grandparents! I REALLY like your trunk!!
Oh and the paintings are so lovely too. I like the way your Grandma choose who would get what painting! It reminds me of a children's book I read a while back. I can't remember the title but it had to do with drawing names to pick what these people would inherent from their parents. It was a really neat story!
Well I need to go as my sister and her boys are here and I am going to try rustling up some grub for us all.