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.
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....