Tuesday, 10 August 2010

tuesday treasures......

I am loving this tuesday treasures idea, good on you Clare!
This week I have an unusual treasure..or group of treasures..
They are three letters that were sent to me. The earliest one was probably around 30 years ago and the others 25 and 20 years ago.
The oldest one was from a family friend that had come from overseas and stayed with my family. She was just wonderful and we had corresponded for a little while after she returned to Italy. In one letter she wrote some beautiful things and sent me a bunch of Eidelweiss (Stelle Alpine).These flowers were picked by my great uncle. He was a lovely man-my maternal grandmothers brother.
The second letter was written by my paternal Grandmother who I was named after and by my aunt.
It is the last letter I had from her and I love to read it. We don't have any heirlooms from her as she lived overseas but I have this letter and my memories of when we lived with her when I was 13.
The third letter is from my maternal grandmother's other brother and his wife.  I just thought the sun shone from him. He was always very affectionate and sweet to me. We stayed with them overseas too. They visited here about 14 years ago and I felt 13 again! I wished they didn't live overseas as the distance was so far. He passed away some years ago and when I read it I still can feel the affection in his words. 

So there is my soppy Tuesday treasures....

Marina

10 comments:

Mistea said...

Letters really are something to be treasured.

When my grandmother passed away we found out that she had kept every postcard we had sent her when travelling.

Serenata said...

Well I think your 'soppy treasures' are wonderful and indeed very very special. I love the memories they invoke for you.

Marina said...

What a lovely and warm memory, just from some writen words!

clare's craftroom said...

They are so special ! "Real" letters are so beautiful ! Thanks for playing .

Elyte said...

You were lucky to have met all your relatives and spent time with them. It is so hard to be so far away from the people you love.

martine said...

Edelweiss and letters from people you love.
Both are treasures.

Carrie P. said...

What treasures. I have letters from my grandmothers and I cherish them.

Sheila said...

Wonderful letters to remind you of very special people in your life , so nice to have .

Allie said...

What wonderful treasures - nobody writes letters anymore, and you can't hold an email in your hand. These are VERY special, no wonder you treasure them!

teresa said...

These letters are so special! Hand written letters are going to become very rare from now on and yours are just beautiful. I have kept old recipes that my Nan wrote out for me and I just love looking at her hand writing. Thanks for sharing!