A box of photos had been sitting in my home "genealogy space" for months. The assortment included family and work-related pictures. Somewhat organized by me a long while ago. Recently I was going through the box again removing all Halloween pictures from my former office. I had promised to send a co-worker all the pictures in which he appeared.
What fun going down memory lane reflecting on the very creative people that I worked with! Ok, enough of that I said to myself. About a dozen pictures featured my friend Jim so into a padded envelope they went and were mailed.
As the sorting continued, I came across a small book that I didn't know I had. The envelope in which I found it included photos and documents my father gave me several years ago. Maybe he had the book all along and that's why I don't recall receiving it. And why oh why did I not look inside the envelope upon receipt?
The book was called "Bible Forget me nots". The cover is slightly padded in a silk-like fabric. The condition seems quite good, no stains are evident. Look at those dainty blue flowers.
|Cover of "Bible Forget me nots"|
Dear Denise, This book
was given to me by my
Mother, your great-grand-
mother Kendall. Please keep
Can you see the top of the page? Click the image for a better view. In pencil, in the handwriting of my then 10 year old Grandma Hibsch was her inscription:
December 25, 1909
|First Day of Bible Verses|
From her girlhood days my Grandma Hibsch valued everything with the family name on it.
Her foresight is my fortune.
Moral of the story - clean out your box of photos.