It's been an interesting journey going thru old boxes that held items that my parents decided were important enough to save. Things like keys (and to what do these belong???), eyeglasses (probably my dad's but might have also been my uncle's), religious scapulars, a dance book from Lane Senior Prom, the hospital crib tags when my little brother was born, and a Catholic's pocket manual (Seriously?? A Manual?? Like a manual to fix a car??)
I also found some class pictures (probably my mom's) and other pictures of people I'm clueless to identify.
All were kept in this very old, very heavy suitcase.
I suspect this case made its way to the U.S. from Ireland in the hands of my Uncle John when he emigrated to the U.S. and became a citizen in 1935. Before I came to that conclusion, I was considering getting rid of it. Now, I have second thoughts. Maybe it's not an antique, but it's a part of my history.
So today, I've come up with a solution. It will start a new life. It will house my scrapbooks. Now, I could go to Hobby Lobby this week and get 50% off a decorative trunk. But I've got something better. Whether or not this case originally lived in Ireland, or whether it started its life here, it's part of my history. So I'm keeping it!! And using it! And remembering!
And I guess that's my creativity for the day! So, have you taken something from your past and found a new purpose for it in your life? I'd love to hear about it!!