This will be my last family history post for a while. A couple of the items in this picture were already discussed in previous posts. The oil lamp was discussed in my World War II Era Keepsakes post. The wick trimmer was mentioned in my Antique Kitchen Items post. The third item featured in this picture is a silver, engraved napkin ring. It belonged to my grandfather's parents and it survived World War I and World War II, both times when precious metals and beautiful things were hot commodities in war ravaged Holland. I wonder at the meaning behind the engravings but my great grandparents and grandparents are no longer around to ask. This experience of documenting a small part of my family history has helped me realize how important it is to ask questions and record the stories and experiences while the people who have the answers are still around.
My grandparents left quite a legacy not only in the precious things that they saved and collected over the years but in the lives that they lived, the difference that they made, the children that they raised, and hopefully in subsequent generations who learn about their stories. It has been an honor and a privalege to document a few of their treasures and the stories that are associated with them. What an unexpected benefit of owning a SHOTBOX!
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Photo shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.