A step back in time

@ramapo17 (19513)
Melbourne, Florida
June 15, 2016 10:39pm CST
As I am cleaning out boxes of things from our recent move I came across an autograph book of my fathers' from 1935. I got chills when I got to the page where my grandmother, his mom, signed it. Just seeing her emotions written on paper and knowing it was from her gave me total chills. My dad was the 11th child born to her and he was the last one living until 3 years ago when he died at 93. We talk about our family members and really do not think about them but finding something that my grandmother wrote in 1935 really got to me. Do you have anything that old? What would you do with it?
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@just4him (96181)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun 16
I have my father's English Lit book from school. It has his name in the cover and the phone number they had back then. He was born in 1931.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Jun 16
@just4him I wonder if our kids will feel so great as we do if they find things we left for them.
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@just4him (96181)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jun 16
@ramapo17 I doubt it. My son is already planning on disposing everything when I die. He even said so.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
19 Jun 16
@just4him My daughter is like me and I know she will keep a lot of things but my son is just the opposite unless he is just better at hiding his feelings.
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@JudyEv (103991)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jun 16
I have a lot of stuff of my mothers including some gifts she was given at her wedding in 1937. As you say, it can be pretty emotional coming across these items.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Jun 16
@JudyEv I am going crazy looking for a large picture of my grandmother when she was 18 and still in Germany. We just moved and I know it is here somewhere but I am getting really anxious looking around for it. I am driving my husband crazy.
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@JudyEv (103991)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jun 16
@ramapo17 Hopefully it will turn up soon.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
20 Jun 16
@JudyEv I finally found it. I put it on a high shelf so it wouldn't get bumped and ruined. I am happy now.
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@jaboUK (51545)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 16
That is a lovely find. I have a book of my grandmother's with her name inside the cover in her handwriting and the date - 1889.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Jun 16
@jaboUK that is so great and I know it makes you feel very close to her.
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@sofssu (14715)
16 Jun 16
Great find.. A few years ago my brother and I hunted for stuff in our grandfathers house and found some amazing letters written by him to our aunt. None of us have seen our grandfather he passed on even before we were born ,.. we were so excited to know him in person through his letters.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Jun 16
I bet that is something you will hold on forever, @sofssu
@toniganzon (42803)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I don't have anything that old but if I did I would treasure it.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Jun 16
It is a real treasure @toniganzon
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• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Wow, that old, huh? it does give me chills reading it from your post. It's a remarkable item in your family's history. I hope your grandchildren would keep some of those.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Jun 16
Kids now don't appreciate things like we older folks do. Sad but true.
@marguicha (82945)
• Chile
16 Jun 16
We have found old pictures of the family while taking care of my motherĀ“s belongings.
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@ramapo17 (19513)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Jun 16
It's a great feeling finding old things @marguicha.
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