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A Family Heirloom

It’s in the telling.

Family heirlooms are valuable because the family thinks they are valuable. The value is generally not measured in dollars and cents … the value is measured in feelings. 509 more words


My Grandma's House: the best vintage store around

My maternal grandma passed away last month. Isn’t it funny how you learn so much about someone after they are gone? I wish she was able to tell me her stories herself, but aside from raising five children, immigrating to America, working her way up in a Chinese restaurant to save and buy a home in the Bay Area, she was creative and very thoughtful. 150 more words

Art & Design

The Naptime Casualty {The Wonderful Ordinary 20}

This week’s Wonderful Ordinary is not Wonderful. In fact, it’s mildly devastating. Perhaps that’s a bit strong… Rather upsetting might be more fitting. But The Wonderful Ordinary is where I document our day-to-day we may forget otherwise… So The Wonderful Ordinary it is. 518 more words


My Grandma's Water Bottle

My mom’s generation was lucky enough to have grown up without knowing too much about plastics.

While my grandmom’s generation mostly used brass and bronze vessels and utensils, my mom’s generation used stainless steel. 159 more words

Everyday Moments

I Digress

Pam’s Pictorama: Many years ago, my mother gave me these silver earrings. I don’t have pierced ears and therefore I don’t wear earring frequently, however for a number of years these earrings represented dressed up for me. 345 more words

The Weakest Link

Dale secured the last strap that held the vintage Ford Model T to his trailer. He admired the beauty of this well-preserved piece of history. 114 more words

Short Story

Family heirlooms

Recently I had a chance meeting with an old friend who was looking for someone to recreate a family heirloom to cater for some new additions and keep a longstanding Christmas tradition running. 98 more words

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