Thursday, May 15, 2008

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.

I have two treasures to show you today. They were both given to me by my Great-Grandma. I was still very young when she passed away, so I don't remember her very well, but I do have memories of visiting her at her nursing home quite often.
This is a small devotional book for Mothers. I didn't appreciate this book growing up, but I'm glad I hung onto it, now that I have children of my own.

Several of my signatures on the inside cover. Maybe I was practicing?

I received this book in 1982.

I was six years old.

My Great-Grandma left me this tiny heart necklace and I have kept it safe in my jewelry box for many years.

The gold has tarnished in spots, but I think it is still sweet. Thank you for looking at my show and tell and have a wonderful weekend!

~*~*~Show and Tell idea for next week: Something you got on a trip.~*~*~

Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!



These are very special treasures
you have shown us today. There's
nothing as special as a gift from someone in our family who came before us! (Hugs) :)

Muum said...

great memories to go along with these items!

Anita said...

Oh, these childhood treasures are wonderful, how great that you still keep them! And what a sweet little girl you were at the age of six! ;-))

We almost had 10 days in a row with nothing but sunshine! I just got up and today it's cloudy and rainy. Do you know this quote: "Good made rainy days so that gardeners could get their homework done"?

Have a great week-end!
XoX, Anita

Rebecca said...

I love your special treasures, Kelli. I'm also showing a special book given to me by my great-aunt. Thanks for hosting this each week. It's so much fun!!

Seeb said...

Thanks again for you interesting every week party.

Anonymous said...

Those are both so sweet! I love the book and your handwriting practices, and I am sure the book has a lot of wisdom in it. And that heart necklace is just cute as can be. And it is neat that they came from your great-grandmother.

Thanks for hosting this every week! It's one of my most enjoyable weekly memes.

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
What a cutie pie at age 6! How you must treasure that locket and book. I think that they will be wonderful heirlooms to pass to your children someday.
As always, thanks for hosting!

Farrah said...

You look like the type of little girl who was very well behaved. :-) I thought the part about your name was cute! Isn't childish handwriting sweet?

Tammy said...

So precious...what great things passed down to you from your g-grandmother. And what a sweet picture of you!
(Except I can't get over how young you are...just 6 in '82! That means you're a bicentennial baby!) :)

Kathi said...

You have some nice things to remember your grandma with. You are so adorable in that picture. It's so nice that you did hang onto that journal. Happy show and tell, Kathi

Hootin Anni said...

Hi Kelli!

First, darling photo of you as a young girl. From your avatar, you certainly age well. ::smile::

I particularly like the heart necklace, that's something to hand down to a family member. It's funny how we always 'marked' our books when we were toddlers isn't it. I've done the same thing.

Great Show n Tell as always. I really look forward to yours each and every Friday!!

[by the way, I don't have permalinks anymore since I took out the timestamp after Blogger started the 'pre scheduled' ditty.]

And my SnT is Native American jewelry this week. And I ended by doing a book review scroll down for commenting.

Happy Weekend to you ---and to all.

Dawn said...

Fun post, as usual!!!
...sweet little face...

I Play Outside The Box said...

This is going to be so much fun. I can;t wait to see what y'all come up with each Friday.

LBP said...

What great treasures! That photo of you is so cute!



Constance said...

JEEPERS! I didn't realize I was SO much older than you! Yikes!

I love your treasures! I have wonderful memories of my Great Granny Lizzie. I almost posted about her this week but went with something totally different. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome!!! You are only two years older than me- I was 4 in 1982.

Anonymous said...

Books can certainly become some of our most precious treasures! What a darling necklace. It's wonderful that you have these special rememberances of your Great-Grandma. Thank you for sharing!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh Kelli, What sweet treasures! I love the little heart necklace. And the book is so sweet. Thank you for sharing them. I love your suggestion for next week and I already know what I'll show.
Have a great weekend. Can't wait to see what happens in your garden. BTW you inspired my Show and Tell come see what I mean.

Dianna said...

What a fun book. Childhood treasures are always so special.

Baba said...

Hi Kelli, my show and tell is about my dad who was a paratrooper..Have a fun day...

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I am new to all this blogging fun but I intend to join in next Friday! Now I just have to figure out to do it correctly! LOL
hugs, Linda

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Kelli - I goofed and left the wrong link on Mr. Linky for my show and tell. Do you know how to fix it? SOrry! I'll have it right next week! hugs, Linda

Cris said...

What a great post Kelli. You look adorable in that pictures! This weekend I found a few books at my parents' place that I read when I was 7... I just love these treasures, they work as time capsules for me...

Wanita said...

What a wonderful book and a beautiful locket. And I loved seeing the picture taken when you were six.

Thanks for hosting Show & Tell. Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

I love the special little necklace.
I hope Keira has special memories of my grandparents like that!

TJ said...

How sweet of her to give you the book, I bet she knew you would appreciate it one day! I think the heart necklace is precious and will be a wonderful gift to pass down!

I was thinking of my grandparents on my Show and Tell post too! Seems today many of us are nostalgic.

Timalee said...

Kelli I have loved reading your Show & Tell Fridays for quite a while now, you and your readers alway have such wonderful treasures to share! I am excited to say that I have finally joined in. Thanks for sponsoring this.

Simply Heart And Home said...


How precious to have that devotion book and heart necklace from your dear grandmother. Your picture is sweet!

I love morning glories as well. I love the way they climb and their blooms are so fragile and lovely.

Have a lovely weekend and week. I'm afraid I won't be able to comment while away but I plan on posting!



nancy said...

Sweet Memories, Kelli! My kids have a book from my mother. None of them can remember her as she died very young, when Nita was a baby. But having the book, knowing that she chose it for them is a real blessing.

Kimba said...

It's my first time participating in Show and Tell Friday. I'm having such a nice time visiting everyone's blogs and seeing their treasures.

I love the wonderful things that you've shared today, as well.


Carrie said...

How precious to have been given a devotional book for mothers when you were six. It is a wonderful treasure from your forward-thinking grandma.

Mrs. U said...

What a wonderful gift from your great-grandmother!! How wonderful to know that she was following the Lord, too!!! To my knowledge, none of my great-parents were Christians. :(

I LOVE the picture of you, Kelli! You look so adorable!!

Mrs. U

Anonymous said...

I hope it's ok to use baby animals for Show & Tell. If it's not just drop me a line and I won't do it again.

Thanks for hosting and I'm looking forward to the "trip items" for next week.

Betty said...

Kelli, what a cute little girl you were. And what great treasures that were passed on to you that had belonged to your great-grandmother.

Mine has been posted. I showed a few pictures from our trip last week.

Love Bears All Things said...

I think the locket is precious and the book was given to you for use in later years. It has now found its place. It is always special to have things passed down to us by our family. I shared some of my Mother's things today.
Mama Bear

Rue said...

Hi Kelli :)

I think it is really sweet that she gave those things to you. How wonderful to have something especially picked out for you from a grandmother that obviously cared about you :)

I put my name into the pot, but it's a recipe. I hope that's okay. I've been so busy, it was all I could do to even post something today.


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Kelli, This is a great post! What a sweet memory attached to your little treasures!

Have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

Anonymous said...

Some of my favorite treasures are books.
You have a very lovely blog. I look at it everyday to see your goodies..wait..that didn't sound right..I love your blog!

Linda said...

What a lovely book and beautiful necklace, you are so blessed to still have them. Now go on and wear that necklace!

Anonymous said...

Those are such sweet treasures. I love having things past down from relatives.I have nothing much past down because I never knew many of them.
I am having fun,but heart is starting to hurt. Time is running own fast.

Julie said...

Hi Kelli, I tried to put you on my blog as a favorite, but I was sent to a sight about Jerusalem or something. Any idea why? I love your show and tell. It is priceless!! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hi Kelli, thanks for stopping by. By the way, I dried my roses per your post. Hoping to make some potpourri!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,

Thanks for the kind compliments about the stationery and my groundcover roses. :)

I enjoy visiting your blog, as always, and want to thank you for hosting the show and tell every Friday.

God bless!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful gift from your grandmother!

Thank you for visiting me. Have a nice weekend!


Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I found your blog running down some rabbit trails, and I'm sooooo glad I stopped by! Your blog is just beautiful, and I've enjoyed reading through all the posts! Your treasures today are certainly very special ones!!!!!

If you don't mind, I'm adding you to my list of favorite blogs!!!!

Thanks for a lovely visit here!


Anonymous said...

Oh you look so sweet, such a sweet little girl !!
The locket is so special, especially because it was you grandmother's.
I loved the idea of the snack basket too, great idea !!
Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

i love your treasures... so precious. I love anything old handed down from the family!

Rose of Sharon said...

What a sweet and loving grandmother you had! I would just treasure that book and necklace so much! You were such a darling little girl!

Hugs, Sharon

Shop girl said...

There is magic in having things from our family handed down to us, they leave apart of themselves because it reminds you of them.
Great Post! Hugs, Mary

Shop girl said...

There is magic in having things from our family handed down to us, they leave apart of themselves because it reminds you of them.
Great Post! Hugs, Mary

Loks said...

Kelly I just found your blog and thought your pictures and ideas in your blog are just wonderful. I love the "show and Tell" idea. Reminds me of school.

You have some wonderful special memories. Thanks for sharing.