Thursday, April 23, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


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Happy Friday! Today, I would like to share three of my special Bibles.

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This small pink one was a gift from my mom and dad.

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Back on Feb. 5, 1993.

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This white Bible is in pretty rough shape, but it is still a special treasure that belonged to my great grandma.

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This is my favorite Bible from my childhood.

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I love the soft velvet dove on the front. My sister had a smaller red case with a velvet cross. I will have to see if she still has it.

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I got the case when I was 7 years old! Thank you for looking at my show and tell! We are going on a weekend camping trip, so I'll be back with pictures of all our fun. Have a great weekend!


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44 comments:

Lori said...

Bibles are such special treasures!! I have some of my own that I will never get rid of. Wonderful things to pass down to your children.

Carrie said...

How nice to have all these family Bibles, especially ones from your childhood.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those are very special bibles! I've always heard "If your bible is falling apart, then you're not!" I'm sure this is true in your case too!

Katherine

Elena said...

I hope you have a wonderful camping trip! Your Bibles are wonderful. It is so great to have them and remember when and how you got them. I have my first Bible too that I got when I was 8 years old. Blessings! Elena

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! Thanks for sharing these beautiful Bibles. I started to say that your grandmother's was my favorite then I realized I love all of them. You are lucky have so many treasures from your childhood.

Have a safe week-end. Can't wait to hear all about your camping trip. Love, Debbi

shamrock fields said...

Thanks for sharing these special Bibles!!! Have fun on your trip!!!
Molly

Gattina said...

The white one must be very old and really looks special !

Picket said...

What gorgeous treasures Kelli...there is something about old well worn and read bibles that just touches ones soul...I have new bibles that were given to me as gifts but my favorite is still the ones I have used for years that just have so much history for me and have traveled from many a state and church with me...they are indeed true treasures....great post sweetie!

skoots1mom said...

what treasures...I have my grandmother's old Cokesbury Hymnal...she used it at home to practice choir songs before singing each Sunday :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Kelli,
Thank you so much for sharing these special Bibles with us all...

Have a great weekend!
Susie

Serenata said...

Good morning! I've got some old family bibles as well, it lovely to have these special books.

Gracie said...

I still have my Bible from my First Communion, it's in white leather with a golden dove stamped on the front.
My post in on at http://mylittleplace.blog.com/4847303/

Chari said...

Hi Kelli...

What a treasure!!! Of course God's Word is always a treasure but it's especially so when it belongs to you!!! Love your Grandma's Bible too...such a precious keepsake!!! I have several Bibles...I've been serving the Lord for nearly 30 yrs. and have simply worn so many out! Hehe!!! My present Bible is in a case identical to yours except the dove isn't velvet!

Thank you for sharing your treasures with us!!! I also would like to thank you for hosting "Show & Tell" Friday...sure do appreciate your efforts in providing an opportunity for us to share some of our treasures!!!

Have a great time camping, my friend!
Chari

diane said...

It is lovely to keep things you treasure and then look back on them. These old Bibles are interesting.I, too, have an old tatty one that used to be my mother's. Hope you like my Show and Tell.

Hootin' Anni said...

Have a super camping trip. Hope it'll be a fun one for you all.

My show n tell this week is "finally! I finished a kitchen witch I started on months ago."

Happy Friday.

Rose said...

Your photo's are so clear I can almost reach out and touch your beautiful Bibles! I like what Yellow Rose Arbor said that if your bible is falling apart than you are not~how true! I posted on my site~I just finished a quilt for my sister~hope that's o.k.~God bless, Rose

hip chick said...

What a lovely collection. I love old bibles.

Julie said...

What beautiful treasures! Picture number 4 & 5 are so unique. It shows how well used they are. I think it would make a wonderful framed picture...Have fun camping. Can't wait to see the pictures! julie

Arlene Grimm said...

I have a little stack of Bibles as well. Each is special...

Leann said...

Hi Kelli

Thanks for hosting again. Bibles are so special and it's wonderful to see how much yours have been "loved."

Have fun camping!

LBP said...

What a great treasure! I have my great grandmothers bible and well as my grandmothers. Both are very worn, and that's a good thing!

Blessings

Linda

Linda said...

Your Bibles are just wonderful keepsakes...especially the one which was your grandmother's...hugs, Linda

Gayle@Mountain Moma said...

I always love looking at peoples Bible's. Thanks for showing us your treasures Kelli! Sorry I messed the link up a bit, it is automatic that it puts in my web page and I forgot to fix it before I posted. But stop by and see the Forget-me-nots blooming at my house and a sweet tea cup that matches.

Needled Mom said...

What special bibles you have kept! It is so nice to also have them dated on the inside.

Have a wonderful time this weekend.

Raggedy Girl said...

Lovely post today.

Have a Wonderful Weekend
from The Raggedy Girl--Roberta Anne

Dianne said...

These are so special-thanks for sharing.

glorv1 said...

Have a great camping trip Kelli. Wow, those are some treasures you have there. I wish I could have been able to have my Grandmother's bible which she read daily. I think my uncle has it. I do have one bible that belonged to my son when he was in bible study. I'll always treasure that. Take care and have a great weekend.

TJ said...

What wonderful treasures! I don't know what happened to one of my childhood Bibles, and the other I still have. My graduation gift from the elders and minister was a Women's Devotional Bible. I have it even after it was stolen from my vehicle, and dropped off in a nearby yard, and thankfully turned in to the church.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Elizabeth G. said...

Awesome Show and Tell! I have something like that, too, and it means so much.

God bless,
Elizabeth

Chandy said...

New to this meme, but thought I'd join in today. I'll grab the badge and be ready for next Friday! Thanks!

Joyce said...

Hi Kelli! have been enjoying your pretty blog for so long, and am finally joining in on Show & Tell Friday! thanks for sharing so much loveliness with us all~ I so look forward to reading here each day!

Janice said...

These are obviously very special to you, their stories are lovely, thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

Very nice Kelli! I love my treasured Bibles too. And my favorite (life) verse is Romans 15:13. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

Susan B said...

How wonderful to have your childhood Bibles, and one that belonged to your great grandmother. That is something to treasure! Have a lovely weekend!

nancy said...

What a great post. We have Bibles from long ago, too and I love to look through them from time to time. The notes and comments written in them can be really great to read. Some are funny, some profound.

Tina Leigh said...

They are treasures in more ways then one!

Jane said...

Kelli,

Thanks for sharing your Bibles. I was surprised to see your last name. My sister in law was a Wilkins in Ohio. Her family had a farm and horses. Her aunt was in my mom's room at the care center until recently. Do you think you might be related? I know my sister in law had a nephew in Texas.

Wildflower Cabin said...

How very sweet! I have old Bibles, as well, some dating back to the 1800's that belonged on my dad's side of the family. What treasures they are. Thank you for sharing!

mgaromatherapy said...

I love the brown version with its own clasp and your name engraved on it.

Ali @ Moon Garden

Jackie said...

My Bibles have a special shelf all to themselves.

Have a great camping trip.

God bless.

PEA said...

How wonderful that you still have bibles from when you were a child and also to have one that belonged to your grandma! I have one that belonged to my mom when she was a child and I treasure it:-) Hope you had a wonderful weekend camping, can't wait to see pictures! xoxo

Hannah said...
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Hannah said...

I have a big Big BIG bible from my great grandma,I think I'll show it next week! Yours are beautiful!

Shopgirl said...

I have my Grandmommy's Bible, it has so much in it...things I scribbled and flowers I picked her.
Your little pink Bible is like the ones I gave my children. Trevor's is Blue, Cory's is tan and Jenny's is white.
I have many Bibles, my favorite is a soft cover study Bible that I used as a teacher in camps and retreats. It is not pretty because it is well used. But it has been in the hands of many youth as we learn together.
Hugs, Mary