Question of the day from mssc

“Do you have any family heirlooms?”

This is what mssc wrote:

This is a pic of my father’s, mother’s rocking chair.  They were hard-core Cajuns and the rocker is more than one hundred years old.  My wife re-caned it for me as a Christmas gift several years ago.  Our oldest daughter is going to borrow it this weekend to have pictures taken of her and our ten-day old granddaughter.

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12 Responses to Question of the day from mssc

  1. Sue says:

    From my side of the family, I’m sure there are some somewhere, but I don’t know what they are off hand. And I’m sure they’re all spoken for anyway so it’s not like I’ll ever see them! I know Toby’s side has a couple of things. China hutches and things in them so maybe Joy can fill this one in.

  2. Nikki says:

    Hummels are about the only thing my family has. My grandma had them and recently gave them to my mom. I’m sure I will get them. She has quite a few. I don’t know how old they are, but they are worth a pretty penny though. I don’t know what else my grandma has, nothing that comes to mind.

  3. joz1234 says:

    My husband gave me a rose pin that he says was his grandmother’s.
    He gave it to me when we were dating. He said he was to give it to the girl he was going to marry.

  4. SKL says:

    Personally, I don’t have any that I can think of. My mom has some jewelry that she considers heirlooms, but I have a feeling they will end up with my sister, since I don’t use jewelry much. There are a few pieces of furniture and such that have been passed down, but I don’t know that anyone really thinks of them as “heirlooms.” Maybe we should.

  5. Joy says:

    I have a few things. I have a locket that my great grandparents brought over from England. It was my great grandmothers and it has their pics inside. I also have both my great grandmothers wedding rings. I have a tea-pot that my grandma kept all her favorite things in. I should probably point them out so when I’m not longer here someone knows who’s they were and how important they are to me.

    We also have a china closet that belonged to Paul’s grandma.

    That chair is really neat mssc and thanks for the question.

  6. Tessa says:

    That rocking chair is awesome!! I love old things with meaning handed down. I have an old teapot from my great aunt, 2 necklaces my grandpa gave my grandma who passed away when I was just 6-so it is all I have of him and I love them because of that. He was a truck driver, and one of the necklaces he had made for her from a beautiful rock he found on a truck stop-he saw a scene in it. Other cousin’s got diamonds and pearls, at first I was jealous, but when my mom told me the story it became more special than a diamond!!

    Eric is leaving Saturday to my aunt’s house in Oregon to pick up my dad’s old piano she has. I am soo excited. I have pictures of me just 2 years old sitting on that piano bench. Very dear too me.

  7. Laura says:

    I have “dibs” on some things of my mom’s… a couple of wine glasses in her china cabinet that we never use, but that she and I have always loved.

    I also have a couple of mismatched tea cups, and some drinking glasses that my grandma owned. She had 14 kids, and I have about a billion cousins, so getting something of hers is a rare thing in our family. I don’t use those glasses at all – they’re pretty fragile – but occasionally, when i need a real break, I’ll sit down with a cup of tea in one of her mismatched cups, and think, “why do I think I’m having problems? I only have ONE kid. She had 14!” And that makes me more tired, so I take a nap.

    Our “good silverware” belonged to Steve’s grandma, too. It’s simple, and gorgeous, and I love it. I brought a piece of it with when we picked out our china all those years ago.

    • Joy says:

      I forgot that I also have a couple of tea cups of my grandma’s. I’m like you and bring them out only every now and then. But I need to tell Nikki and Sue who all the stuff belonged too that I have because boys don’t care as much usually.

  8. Just a Mom says:

    I have a locket that came over from Denmark. I believe it was my great-great-grandmother’s. Inside it has a lock of hair from all the girls that it has been handed down to. I also have a ring that my dad gave my mom the day I was born. I have been wearing it since the day my mom passed away and I was ordered by her to give it to my oldest daughter when I die. The funny thing is my oldest daughter remembers her saying that, she was 4 when my mom died, and she has informed everyone that the ring is hers no matter what!
    I also go my grandmother on my dad’s side silver. I was told not to tell my other cousins that I got it! But of course I HAD to tell them! 🙂

  9. mssc54 says:

    My siblings have lots more of the family things than I do. I left home when I was 17 and I really think they all think of me more of an outsider. Man there are all sorts of things. Just watch one of those old movies filmed in Southern Louisiana and look at the antique furniture. That’s pretty much what they all got. But I’m not bitter…. really. 🙂

    • mssc54 says:

      PS: I think the only reason I got the rocking chair is because it was in pieces and needed to be completely restored.

      The beds and pie safesand all were in much better shape.

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