Sunday, March 21, 2010

Grandma's treasurers

My mom and stepdad are moving back to my hometown this summer when they return from Arizona.  My grandfather moved into an assisted living apartment, so they are moving into my grandparent's house just a few blocks away.

Even though it's just a one-story home, they still have quite a few of my grandparent's belongings that they need give away or sell.  When I stopped up for my grandpa's birthday last week, my mom asked if I'd be interested in taking a few of my grandmother's items.  I couldn't believe my ears when she asked if I'd like to take home my grandmother's sewing machine and, the most practical item of all, her accordion!

When I opened up the accordion case, my mouth dropped.  It's the most beautiful accordion I've ever seen, with red and white keys.  And like everything my grandmother owned, it's in mint-perfect condition.  My hubby couldn't resist breaking it out as soon as we got home.


And no, neither one of us plays the accordion.  But I'm sure going to learn how!

The sewing machine is also a beauty.  It's made from metal, not plastic like the ones in discount stores today.  It will be great to have two sewing machines, so that I can work on more than one project at a time (when I find time to get back to sewing, that is.)

I miss my grandmother everyday, and it's so nice to have a few items that make me feel a little more connected to her.

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