Thursday, April 28, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Watkins Antiseptic Powder

You are probably wondering, "what's so special about an old unopened can of antiseptic powder?"

It's not because I collect old powder tins. It's not even because it might be worth something (not much, I'm sure). It's where I found it.

For a better understanding, I point you to my very first Treasure Chest Thursday post.

I found this in grandma's fruit cellar the same day I found my special shoe box.

Hubby and I were in Bear Lake and we went over to grandma Smedley's house to get what I could before they sold the house.

I collected some photos for me and some that I thought the siblings would want.  I gathered  other things for no other reason than they triggered memories.

We strolled around the yard and I had to come to the hard reality that I would never be able to come back.  This family home would no longer belong to our family.

I drug hubby to the fruit cellar to check it out and found the powder.  Now when I look at it, I think about the home canned cherries, pears, apples, and peaches that used to be kept down there.  I can see the old stainless steel pot with a broken handle that sat at the top of the stairs that led into the cellar.  That's where grandma would scrape all the left over mush or what ever else we didn't eat to feed all the cats in the neighborhood.

I can stand at the foot of the cellar and look out towards the barn (or where it used to be) where I had so much fun as a child. I can hear grandma say, "Calvin! Will you get some fruit from the cellar."

I treasure this can of powder not only because it's cool, but because it's a key that opens the gate to a whole flood of precious memories.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Flea Market Find

A couple of weeks ago we were at the Ramon Flea Market and I couldn't resist purchasing this book when I saw it.

Just looking at it takes me back to when I was young and visiting with grandma Piggott.  She had this along with other Dr. Suess books and for some reason this was my favorite one.

I hope that someday my grandkids will be able to come to grandma's house and read this book.

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