Thursday, April 28, 2011

Family heirlooms

Last weekend Hubby and I went to OKC to help my brother finish cleaning out my father's storage unit. My brother took some things, and these are some of the items we brought back.

A family Bible written in German in the old font, kinda hard to read in places. It weighs next to nothing, even though it's very thick. It's almost like the pages have lost all moisture.

1826. 1826!!!! Wow. I can read a few of the words, "geboren" (born on), and some names, although I don't know who they are.

Looks like it was published in Hamburg, 1824. I lived in Hamburg for a year as an exchange student -- not in 1824, though. ;)

A family photo album, I don't know these people, but I know they are kin. The ancestry written in the front is my Mamaw's hand, my mom's mom.

The turning lock still works.

The last names are my mom and dad, and I am Corinna.

The poses, clothing, and facial expressions are fairly creepy.

They all look so solemn.

A shoebox full of coins and paper money, from all over the world.

How about the rare Wooden Nickle there in the middle? :)

I believe this is military script.... front

and back.

1 comment:

Barby said...

wow! What a find - the bible is beautiful! I love family heirlooms (which might explain why my house is so cluttered!). You are very lucky to have a dad who held on to these links to your ancestry.