Back in May, I ran a series of five questions that were meant to get you (and me) thinking about memorabilia and hopefully identifying some of the special treasures. When I originally posted these questions, I didn’t answer them, but now I am. Here’s the fifth (and final) question:
Think of 5 favorite people in your life; what is a special thing that represents each person for you?
1. My Daughter – Toma
Toma was my daughter’s favorite stuffed animal. She loved Doberman Pinschers and always wanted a stuffie that was sitting in this position. To me, Toma symbolizes many aspects of her childhood.
2. Mom – Pinkie & The Blue Boy
My mother kept these in her curio cabinet. I always thought they were beautiful, and I was proud of my mom for having such good taste. She gave them to me because I loved them so much.
3. Betty – Jewelry Box
Betty was a family friend who influenced my life in a profound way. I wrote a tribute to her here. I don’t have many “things” from Betty, but I do have this jewelry box. I bought it at our church rummage sale. I don’t remember if it was Betty’s or if she just sold it to me, but I’ve always associated it with her.
4. Ellen – ?
I’m still working on this one. Ellen is my best friend. We met in kindergarten. The first thing that came to mind was a little leather souvenir. When we were in grade school, Ellen and I wanted to trade something. The little leather souvenir was what Ellen gave me in the trade. The problem is, I may have given it back to her. Ellen…I think you need to buy me something really fabulous to remember you by. See me for ideas.
5. Dorothy – Avon Egg Box
Like Betty, Dorothy was very influential in my life. I wrote a tribute to her here. She was an Avon Lady, and I would help her visit customers and sort and package her orders. This egg is from Avon and one of my favorite things.