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Monday, February 02, 2009

I *heart* these things from my Grandma Jensen

Yesterday, Mom, Dad, Melissa and I drove up to Odgen. Cliff and Lois had started to sort of all Grandma Jensen's things and before they got rid of anything, they wanted the great-grandkids to come by and take anything they wanted. This was round one, but I am so happy with what I got. I got a nice selection of stuff that reminds me of my grandma (the plastic cereal bowls, for instance, that no one could believe I really wanted), things my grandma had crafted, including pot holders and crocheted lace, and very neat vintage stuff that I will love, use and display.

I was shocked at how many things she had that were still in the packages, like the teaspoons. I want to take them out and use them, but at the same time, they are so cool in their packaging! I also adore the old books with inscriptions on the inside, including the one pictured here from 1899. The wooden tray was made in 1944. I'm not sure how old that package of needles is, but it's only missing one. And the naked girl getting into the bathtub hung in my grandma's bathroom since I can remember and reminds me so much of her. That little wooden bowl I think was possibly made by my great-grandpa. I can't wait to get everything put away or displayed so I can really start using them.
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