I recently posted about Things I love. One of the things that made the list was Things With History. I love treasures that tell a story. Even more special is a treasure that tells part of my own story, and reveals a little bit about where I’m from. Kim posted about her love of old books and this got me inspired to share a few of my favorite old books.
My grandma (we call her Nanie) is 92 years old. She has recently moved into an assisted living home and we helped her downsize. There were so many bookshelves filled with very old books. Here are a few that made their way to my house.
Here’s my favorite. This is a bible that was on my grandma’s bookshelf. Inside, it says, “For Our Dear Mother. From, Edith and Chester. August, 1927.” Edith and Chester were my grandmother’s parents. So, this bible belonged to Edith or Chester’s mother, my great-great-grandmother. How cool is that… just to know that I’m holding the same bible that my great-great-grandmother held.
If you look around my house, you’ll see that I decorate with lots of old books. To most people, that’s all they are… just old books. To me, they’re part of my history and it’s amazing to hold a little piece of history in my hands.
Here are a few linky parties I like to participate in.