Mama and I spent Mother’s Day in her basement, cleaning it out in preparation for her upcoming move. She’s found a potential renter for her house and may need to be out by June 1. Yikes!
Mama keeps everything and doesn’t easily part with her treasures, particularly sentimental ones. A few things made their way home with me.
This is my dad’s high school letter jacket and his football jersey. I can remember him wearing the jersey. Can you see how full of holes it is? I can’t believe that she kept it, but she did.
My dad never wore jeans because they wouldn’t go over his legs. (Guess who inherited the same problem?) This is the only pair of jeans that she knew him to own and he bought them before they got married in 1968. I slipped them on and they fit me like a glove. The style must have been to roll the bottoms because the length is 34” and my dad was a short little thing, only 5’ 5”. These vintage Wranglers are in the wash. Wouldn’t it be funny if I wore them?
The dress on the left is Mama’s going away dress for her honeymoon. The middle dress is a bridesmaids dress she wore in my aunt’s wedding. The long dress on the right is from the 70’s. I can remember Mama wearing it to different functions. It had a red pin on flower that coordinated. Don’t worry….I’m sure Mama will find it and give it to me.
I think the candle holder will clean up nicely. I like the shape of it.
I’ll rewire this lamp and redo the shade.
This was granny’s suitcase.
Granny crocheted fifty million of these in the 70’s. They are really sturdy and jackets won’t slip easily.
Do you remember when hand held video games first were introduced? Here’s a few…
I could have used this hat this winter during all of that snow. My dad used to wear it when he did his farm work in the winter.
This wrap-a-round skirt is from my junior high days. I loved this style of skirt! I may try to wear it if it will still wrap around enough to cover what needs to be covered.
I’m joining the fun at Rhoda’s Southern Hospitality today for Today’s Thrifty Treasures.