My husband's mother kept lots of old things and I am so happy she did. I have some of Ray's baby clothes, an old quilt, various pieces of embroidery, etc., and probably the very best of all is the old sampler that was made by his great (or great-great) grandmother, Mary Anne Wiley, when she was ten. Click if you wish to read a post I did on her sampler.
Down in the basement on a shelf I have an old box that once held ice skates and it is full of old recipe pamphlets, some magazines, lots and lots of old memorabilia that Clemie collected over the years. I remember her telling me her recipes had been under the sink and got wet from a leak. I think they must have been in something else since this box is not waterstained. A few of the items inside are but not all. Probably she had to throw some out.
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