For the July Storytelling Sunday, Sian suggested we write a story about a nostalgic souvenir. For once I was ahead of the game and had my July story sitting in early draft by mid June and knew I didn't have the time or motivation to come up with another. I did think that nostalgia and souvenirs might be good Ten on the Tenth topics. We have also in this Year of Purging and Organizing had more than one or two boxes of such memory provokers to go through. So for my Ten Things on the Tenth Day of July I share with you 15 minutes into the 11th) 10 things in my home that flood my heart and mind with memories anytime I look at them.
My Great Aunt Hattie Mae gave me this troll bank when I was a child.
This is my first Madame Alexander doll. She is Amy from Little Women and was given
to me for Christmas by my Daddy. He has a wife and 4 daughters and our last name is Little.
I'll share more about this gift on a Storytelling Sunday ;)
This hat/toboggan was knitted for me by my Daddy's mama, my Bigmama.
I have a picture of me wearing it somewhere. I'll share it when I come across it.
A floral arrangement came in this to my parents when I was born.
I decorated this cup and had it on my bedside table in the birthing room
when I delivered Nicholas. Another story with more to tell :)
My grandparents button jar. I guess we'd automatically say it
but Granddaddy did all the button sewing on.
My Aunt Joyce gave these to my sisters and me sometime in the 60s.
One for each of us, I am guardian of the Beatles.
My baby shoes bronzed.
The head of a big fish Christopher caught when he was really
young with my Daddy. daddy nailed the head to a post to dry
then made the plaque, shellacked the head, put a brass plate on it
and wrote a poem about their adventure.
Christopher made this steel rose for me while he worked in a custom motorcycle pad shop and presented it to me the day he graduated from NASCAR Technical Institute.
For more blogger's Ten on the Tenth, head over to Shimelle's, there are always so many different takes on this monthly blogging event,