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Wonderful memories indeed, potato bugs and all. It is great that your mom realized how special the music box was to you.
Tim Mitchell says
An artifact with a mystery. Solving some of the questions might destroy the mistique... or generate more questions. Obviously it was special to him... perhaps a way to keep you curious and asking questions. A special legacy from your grandpa.
Kathleen Cochran says
Yes, I think all of these items bring back recollections, but a chiming clock is a constant reminder of past memories.
Interesting that the first two items had an auditory element, which can be both subtle and strong.
Alyssa Gripshover says
Interesting. Though the memories might not be the fondest, they are nevertheless important. Some people try to forget the negatives, but all of our experiences teach us something.
My daughter was going to sell her wedding rings after her divorce, but she decided to keep them for her daughter. Bella was only 1 when the marriage ended. She wanted her to have something from when her parents were together and happy.
Wedding rings are always a symbol of happiness and hope.
Hi Alyssa, - after an eerily similar story to your mother and father's divorce, my mother gave me her wedding ring and I have worn it on my ring finger with my wedding ring ever since...I really don't know why...
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Aldene Fredenburg says
Very cool-- and unique to have a glimpse into the mind of an ancestor. I'm glad his marriage was important enough to list among his achievements. :)