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Thread: I found treasures I didn't know about!

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    Looking around in the attic where many boxes of whatnot are stored, I noticed two boxes marked "Sewing Stuff". I didn't recognize these boxes as mine. Hmmm. So, I brought them down and I was so happy I could cry! These sewing boxes came from my dGm on my dad's side who died in 1970. She only owned a treadle, and was still using it just before she died. Anyway, she was labeling things all over the house with little pieces of paper saying when she got it and from whom or who owned it first.
    Well, the first box had a slender glass bottle with interesting things in it-- old tweezers, two crochet hooks , one so tiny it has a hood for it, and another short handled hook smaller yet with its own cap. The paper in this bottle had her mother's on it-- my great grandma.
    Buttons from my Gd's WWI uniform, buttons from my great grandpa's police uniform, needle cases, pin cushions, and sewing notions. Purchased pins in paper wrappings with pins still in it, not rusted. the paper readable (300 pins was 29 cents!)
    The second box had a metal thimble without a top on it and a cloth tied through it. On the cloth was my great great grandma's name. She was married in 1858! I didn't know these existed let alone that I had them in my possession.
    Look around you just know what you'll find!

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    Wow, that is cool, glad you found them

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    Family treasures are so neat to find.:)

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    What blessings and treasures our attics hold :)

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    wow.. cool findings!

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    How cool is that. I'm glad that you looked in the boxes and just didnt toss them out. I would get a glass shadow box and display these items. :) Thanks for sharing your story with us.

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    How neat. I just got my Great Aunt treddle machine

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    That is so neat! Those boxes have lots of family memories in them.

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    cool

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    What a great find and I am sure that really made your day. That is a true family treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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    I wish I could say I have the treadle machine, but my sister inherited that. And she decided that it didn't sew well and put it in a garage sale. That happens.

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    I wish I could say I have the treadle machine, but my sister inherited that. And she decided that it didn't sew well and put it in a garage sale. That happens.

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    shoot, I did it again. sorry for the doubles.

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    That is awesome

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    How wonderful !! When my DM died 7 years ago and I cleaned out her home..I found and use an old sewing stand..full of stuff from her Mother (myGM) and in a closet 2 old Singers..1949 and a 1922..I think these are great memories..I have it all in my sewing room !! Oh..on a lighter note..I also found 90.00 cash in her jewlery box and 200.00 in her Bible..that was a shocker !!

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    The day before MDH told me I have the treadle, the Dr. I work for gave me the one he had! When I told MDH, he said,OH YA you now have2! I know it needs a new belt. Would like to give it a good home, but don't know much about this machine. Have to do some research.

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    now that's a treasure, I'd be over the hill to have my mother inlaw's thimble that was her grandmother's....it was open ended, too. Enjoy the sentiments.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    What a find, the only things in my attic are dust & insulation.

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    How absolutely wonderful! I'm very happy for you with those priceless treasures.

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    What a special find for you!

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    So happy that you found those. Happy for you!

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    Neat and so happy she left labels so you would know what was what. Enjoy them and pass them on to the next generation!

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    Those are treasures indeed!

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    Its such a wonderful feeling to use something that belonged to your GM or GGM but WOW a GGGM that is really something. My kids tease me when I use my GM's biscuit cutter or her wisk. I don't even want to think about what will happen to these precious things when I leave this earth.

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    Wow! Congrats on finding such neat treasures!!

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