Friday, March 2, 2012

A Story: The Scrapbook

Years ago, when my daughter was married and her father-in-law was preparing to move, he gave me a few of his memories.

Whenever, I would go to my daughter's house to visit and he was there, we would sit, talk and trade stories since we were the same age.  He passed away many years ago but I think of our talks and his smile often.




He was a quiet man...a gentle man and for some reason, he chose to bestow some of his keepsakes to me.  I remember the day he'd packed a box of things and handed them to me.  He said, "I know you'll take care of them for me."  I have.


Waterbury's Exchange Place in the 1800's

Waterbury~post Civil War

Horse Drawn Buses~1937

11 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

The "keepers" know each other.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. that's neat.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! What a great "window" to the past.

Angela said...

That was so sweet of him to think of you JP! He must had really enjoyed telling his stories to you.

Rose said...

Oh, this makes me wish I had known him...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

And indeed, you have cared for it :-)

Ann said...

what a cool scrapbook and how special that he chose you to take care of it for him.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Now that's what I need to do...find someone to keep all my little treasures. I'm so afraid my sons won't be interested in keeping anything and I'm a sentimental old fool.

Chatty Crone said...

That was really nice of him. sandie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

JP what special memories you have of this gentleman and you have certainly cared for his scrapbook well.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

he knew you well...what a nice gift of memories he passed on to you...

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