This little embroidery is something Sherry did - a teepee. I love it!
The main thing in this picture is Ray's Eagle Scout Badge. Boy Scouts meant so much to him - he lost his father when he was 12 and the men he was in contact with in scouts were special. He also worked with the scouts for a long time when he was older. He actually was a scoutmaster in Chillicothe for our church troop when Bill was a baby. When we moved to Topeka, Bill was in the scouts and Ray was a neighborhood commissioner. The troup had it's own campsite and would from time to time hike out on weekends for a campout. Bill made it to Star Scout which is great and his badges are also in the drawer.
These are Sherry's keepsakes - a tassle from her drill team boot and her eight year Sunday School attendance pin. So many neat little things lying around everyone's home.
This little sheriff's star was on a little jacket and pants outfit Bill had when he was probably six or seven. It never hung in the closet - it either was on Bill or dirty. As soon as it was laundered and ironed, he wore it. I love this, too. The little snowman is an earring I used to wear at Christmas time. The caboose is part of a little N gauge railroad that Ray had. And there are Sherry's jacks. Also in the box are my DAR award pin from high school, Ray's class ring, a badge for hiking the Lincoln Trail, his dogtag, a Ft. Madison Rodeo Badge, a night owl badge for dancing after midnight at a square dance, an archery badge Sherry won at Camp Pin Oak and the Beatle-like birthday cake toppers we had for Bill's birthday one year. Hope you enjoyed this little piece of fluff! (Click to enlarge - probably will see some dust, too)