It's been longer than I wanted, and I apologize for being away for this long. BUT I'm back and I have to share my treasure hunting story with you.
Long long ago, in 1935, a beautiful baby girl was born somewhere in Nigeria. Fast forward to her teenage years, where she worked as a secretary to a handsome journalist who was in the fight for Nigeria's independence. Alas, this fight landed him in a prison cell and the young lady assumed the duty of taking care of him during his imprisonment. Upon his release, the journalist professed his love and the pair were married in 1950. Through the years, they had six children: 3 boys and 3 girls. The couple stuck together in good times and trying times. When he lost everything to the Biafran War, she stayed by his side. When he recouped, she was there. Their marriage included jaunts to different parts of the world. They celebrated numerous occasions in style.
It is 2013. They have recently reached their 62nd wedding anniversary. They have 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The couple's first grandchild, a girl, enjoys looking at old pictures of her grandparents. She sees how beautiful and stylish her grandmother was as a young wife (SHE STILL IS, mind you). And so, on a trip to visit her grandparents, she tells her grandmum that she'd like to see and have some of her vintage clothes. After a little persuasion, the treasure hunting begins...
|Locked up Trunk Box|
|Ah-choo! Dusty, innit?|
|Ah, nice and clean :)|
|Mustard (?) pants. It's got a matching jacket somewhere|
|Trunk box manufactured by...|
|Grandma's 25th Wedding Anniversary Dress. The year was 1975.|
|Me holding up my grandma's 25th Wedding Anniversary dress. Does she look 40 in the photo???|
Any dresses I wear will be photographed and posted.
What heirlooms have you gotten from your family? Please share.