If you know me you know I have 2 daughters. One with my little Assistant
and one with 2 small boys under 3 years.
Well all the girl toys have gravitated to the Little Assistant. But not an old iron toy of my Father from when he was a boy
which was a fire wagon pulled by horses. I hadn't seen it since we moved in 30 years ago and have been wanting to give it to the little boys. Especially after my daughter named one of them after him.
(Update: My elder Grandson has a ride on fire truck and makes a siren sound "Weeeeeeeee, weeeeeeeeeee!" All good till he ran up to all the little girls at his play date at his house and asked if they wanted to ride his Wee wee wagon. Some of the mothers asked my daughter to explain.) She was just so happy he was sharing his toys.
I felt so grateful when I located it, the last box in the attic. My Father who passed away when that daughter was in Middle School had repainted it and repaired it (ruining the market value). None the less, I love it and was so happy to find the box he put it in including all the wood pieces and chains he used to fix it.
After I relaxed that night I wanted to work on the Christian Hacker House Ladies' room. I had a little bird cage I had been wanting to hang and didn't have the time to find the right chain to use. I got out some leftover chains from his box and began experimenting. I realized as I was hanging the bird cage it was one of my Mother's (who is also long deceased) glasses-holder necklaces. She was always breaking them.
You can see the black loop for the glasses at the end. I felt so delighted that this little box at the very end of the dirty old attic had brought my parents to me that evening.
The Men are still in the Library and it looks like Grandfather has an Ace up his sleeve
Well that's what moving does, Brings all your possessions back to you for review. Every single one.
Update: So what I realized is that I collected each house I have because I considered it the prime example of its time period. BUT
what I realized happened as I comb through the collection is each contains mostly one kind of furniture of that period. Well that will be a post for another day. C