Thursday, January 22, 2009

SHOW AND TELL


Today I am posting on somethings that my husband received of his father's after his mother passed away in June 2008.These are wonderful keepsakes to keep the memory of his father alive in his heart.We are so proud to have these items in our home for the children and grandchildren to see.It helps them know who their grandfather was. This is a picture of my father in law,it sits on the table in our front room.

Here is a Bible that was presented to my mother in law from the local VFW after the passing of my father in law.He was a war veteran.



It is a beautiful bible,this page is the presentation page.




It was given in this wonderful wooden and leather box.



This is my father in laws year book from the army,I never knew the made year books.It is just like a school year book.




Some of the pictures in the year book show them in training.







He was in the 5th Armored Division.







The year this book was created was in 1953.


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31 comments:

The Muse said...

What irreplaceable treasures you have there :)

JanMary said...

Great treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Fannie said...

What fantastic treasures you have! Thanks for sharing.
Love, Ann

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Thank you so much for letting me view your wonderful keepsakes.

Kathy said...

What treasures you have to remember your father-in-law by. I have never seen anything like the Army year book. It's really interesteing. I would love to find something like that with my dad in it.
xo...Kathy

Nanna K said...

What precious treasures to remember your father-in-law by. The bible is beautiful and who knew the army made year books!
Thanks for dropping by my blog,
Have a great week

MindyLew said...

What a wonderful treasure!! I love the box the bible came in - This will be a great treasure to keep passing on through the generations.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...these are truly treasures to have in one's hand. Great show n tell.

My show n tell is finally posted. It's not much this week, but it's something. LOL

A Hint of Home said...

Wonderful keepsakes. So glad you have them to pass down.

ceekay said...

Great family pieces. The yearbook is very original. Thanks for sharing a bit of your history with us!

Kristen said...

That is a wonderful keepsake. I am sure future generations will be grateful to have the mementos of a granfather's life.

LBP said...

What wonderful treasures you have! I know your family will cherish them.

Blessings

Linda

Dianne said...

These are very nice to have. Gee, my father-in-law was in WWII and I don't remember seeing a 'yearbook'. I know he use to cross out classmates who passed on in his high school yearbook-not a nice thing-but he stopped doing it as he is 85 now.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Smilingsal said...

What a nice collection of memories of a special man. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day.

Janet, said...

Those are nice keepsakes to have. My husband has a yearbook of when he was in bootcamp.

Charlotte said...

Gee I didn't know they made yearbooks in the Army either. Great idea though. These are real treasures that you have that will be appreciated for generations to come. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Charlotte

Belinda said...

What wonderful heirlooms to have and to pass down to your children to keep their Grandfather's memory with them in their hearts always. The yearbook is fascinating...must be great fun to look through. :-)

Judy said...

Special treasures you have. I had two sons in the Army and they both have "year" books. I hope when their children grow up they will be cherished like your FIL's is.

BECKY said...

Very special momentos you have! We have some of my FIL's old Army stuff like this and it is such fun to look back at. They make great heirlooms, too!
Blessings
Becky

An Accomplished Woman said...

What great treasures you have, thanks for sharing.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful remembrance. Happy Show and Tell Friday
from Roberta Anne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very special treasures and mememtoes. I didn't know they had year books either.

Katherine

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You have wonderful treasures to share with your children! My husband's father was in WWII also and one day my husband found out his father threw all of his memorabilia away! My husband, who is also in the military, was quite upset and managed to salvage only a few things! So glad you have these things to share with all of us! Thanks!

Gayle @ Mountainmoma said...

I am teaching a class tomorrow in hospice and one of the sessions is remembering. You have given me some new ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Linda C said...

These are so special. I know that your husband is so glad to have them and his wonderful memories:)

Linda C

Lisa Ann said...

Those are treasures. It's very comforting to have things like this to keep their memory alive.

Carla said...

What treasures! Kudos to you for keeping them out for the kids (and your hubby)

Lisa said...

What a wonderful way to remember your father-in-law. Thanks for sharing.

LDH said...

How precious that you now have these items.Thanks for stopping by.
Kindly, ldh

Miss Janice said...

Oh how wonderful that you have some of his things! He looks like my daddy sitting in that chair with his baseball cap...just like a southern man:-) Thank you for sharing your sweet things!

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful! Wonderful treasures! My siblings have the family Bible and all the goodies. I have none of my Dad's, I may ask him to leave me his metals. lol I sure the first born will get them. I looked at them, Thanksgiving, He was in the Navy, I never seen so many awards! I told him he needed to hang them all up, they are in shadow boxes. Christmas there they were all hanging on the wall.