Tag Archives: Nostalgia

What’s Inside?

“Do you want to see what’s inside?” my friend asked. I had just complimented her on the old-fashioned rag doll her daughter held in her small arms. Instantly curious, I replied that yes, I very much wanted to see what … Continue reading

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The Family Language

I was paging through my great-grandmother’s Bible when a treasure fell into my lap. On a small scrap of paper, in a young child’s handwriting, were the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of … Continue reading

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Treasures

Showcase a few treasures: Instead of keeping 25boxes of Great Aunt Jean’s belongings in the basement display one setting of her China on a special shelf. “often what people want is to tell the story of how something came into … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasure

I didn’t. What I found instead were files upon files of other letters, manuscripts, notebooks, diaries, photos, tax returns, invitations to long defunct nightclubs, and bright lipstick pucker-prints on bar napkins. I sat on the warm attic boards that smelled … Continue reading

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Mini Makeover: Photography Edition

Buy a modern shallow bowl, fill it with photos and put it on your coffee table. An instant conversation starter

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