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Thread: things received that have been treasured

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    I treasure the little notes from my DH that were written on scratch paper - for no special occasion - other than to say "I love you"

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    awwwwwwwww how cool is that :D

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    How funny, just yesterday I was sorted through some stuff and came across the same thing, little a couple of little notes from my youngest son, telling me I love you Mum x, he was about 11 at the time, 22 now :D It filled my heart to see them again, I also have a tiny little wooden bird that my oldest son made at cubs when he was about 7, that's in my sewing caddy...they mean so much to me, the little things :D :D :D

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    my DH is a songwriter and producer and he has written about 75 songs about me/us and i love every one of them.

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    When my kids were little, I made them write letters to Santa, saying what they wanted for Christmas, I still have them. I bring them out at Christmas time now and show them what they wrote :D

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    santa wrote a letter back to the kids after they sent their letter in the mail. I learned years latter it was the postmistress who would make sure they got to Santa and a note back to the kids.

    Myhusband and I started dating when we were seniors in high school and I had the same billfold throughout high school. I found his signature on a small paper in the billfold. I had him give it to me when we were freshmen and he made a great play in football to win the game. Neither of us remembers the other being in class together.
    We have been married 31 years now..

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    I have hair bands and baby links left behind from my gd, I put in my sewing kit, and a picture of my youngest in football gear also in my sewing basket.
    great memories.

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    I have a couple of boxes with odds and ends that have been given to me over the years as well as items set out in my home...I have included notes as to where they came from and by whom, so that when the day comes, my kids will know why they were all special to me, in case they have forgotten.


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    I have EVERY letter/note that hubby has written to me, as well as the cards that came with the flowers he had sent. :)
    I have notes/pictures/cards from my girls thru the years.
    Cards from my mom and dad that have been sent to me, given to me.
    Hubby hates it when I go thru one of my "melancholy" days because I bring out the boxes.........

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    One of my favorite things is the shirt my daughter made for me when she was three (she is 21 now). I sat her at the table with tube paints and beads and ribbon bows and let her go to town. I wear it with pride and if the house catches on fire it is on my list of thigs to grab.

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    I posted this before, but it is THE BEST GIFT EVER. DH - after missing the mark for so many years, made me this clock.

    Runner up in the gift category was the entire set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs.

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    I have Christmas lists from the kids. My favorite is my son jerry's- he was 5. Dear Santa: I try to be good. He still has the same problem at 24. He talks a lot (A LOT).

    I have some papers that I let my oldest sew- I gave her needle and thread and she "sewed" on construction paper.

    Youngest- all kinds of papers from school. Other daughter- same.

    I have my boys tails (remember when tails were in?). I have them in ziploc bags. Cute little curls.

    I have all my kid's braclets from the hospital from when I brought them home. And the outfit they wore (they are now- 31, 26, 24 and 19).

    weird stuff, but it means the world to me.

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    When DD was 8 years old the local newspaper had them write why their mom was the best. Hers was one that was picked. I have it displayed in the dining room and it warms my heart every time I see it. I also have the quilt my mom made my oldest daughter. It's tattered now, but all my kids have slept under it and DGD loves it too.

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    I have so many but top of the list is my last conversation with my mom before she died. She shared with me things she kept silent about her young life during the war in Germany. She had no idea the gift she gave me that day. Watching and hearing her say the things she did, has forever changed my life. It helped me understand why she was so hard and seemingly insensitive. Oh how wrong I was. I sure do miss her. She was a strong woman. Did I say I miss her?!
    Our son sent me a helium balloon for my first mothers day when he was gone to college away for the first time. He carefully packaged it and told me to call him when I got the mail. So I did and he said open it up with him on the phone in the CAR. Don't use a knife, he said only hour hand. When I opened it up it floated up to the ceiling in my car and I sobbed and sobbed. He also dedicated his senior recitle to me when he was graduating from college with a degree in music. He sang "It is well"
    Our daughter, Made me a bracelet that she said had my name on it. She gave it to me when I was getting ready to leave for surgery (I was gone for 2 months) My bracelet said "MOMMA". When I asked her why she put MOM on it she said cuz you are my MOMMA! You guessed it I sobbed like a baby.
    My husband has and always is loving. ..We were dirt poor and we were going out for "date night" We had a dog named Kobuk and this night he said try to guess where we are going tonight? I had no idea. He said it is a word you say daily...I had no idea. Well long story short. he took us to "the Kobuk" a tiny diner, and we didn't even have the money for 2 cups of coffee and 2 pieces of pie so ...we bought 1 cup of coffee & 1 slice of pie. We shared it all and had a wonderful time. One of my sweetest memories. He is so thoughtful!

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    Sounds like you have a wonderful family, warm and loving, and sounds like you treasure them all...

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    Have you thought of scaning those letters and notes and then embroider then onto a quilt. That is what I would do.
    For my best friend I took a bunch of her husband photos of him growing up and photo copied then onto fabric blocks and assembled a quilt. I just tied the quilt so it looked old fashion. That quilt has already been asked to be willed down to his nephew.

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    Have you thought of scaning those letters and notes and then embroider then onto a quilt. That is what I would do.
    For my best friend I took a bunch of her husband photos of him growing up and photo copied then onto fabric blocks and assembled a quilt. I just tied the quilt so it looked old fashion. That quilt has already been asked to be willed down to his nephew.

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    I had a bunch of boxes stored away because I didn't have room to put stuff out. Last summer I was going through boxes and found a bunch of stuff from when my son and daughter were young. My son thought I saved some weird stuff, but also thought it was great to see and loved the memories. One thing was a small box that jewelry come in with cotton in the bottom. He had cut a hole in the lid, I guess making a frame. Anyway, inside was some black stuff. I didn't know what it was, but when he saw it, he was puzzled. All of a sudden he started laughing. When he was young, he had a small motorcycle (Honda 80??). The black stuff is (he kept it) from his first burnout!! He had to admit it was great that I had kept his treasure for him. He has proudly shown it to family and friends.

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