Thursday, September 11, 2008

Things In My House Thursday II

This is one of the end tables in our living room...there are some treasures here......the lamp...a wedding gift to my parents in 1946. The coasters are little china plates that had belonged to my aunt Enid, each plate features a scene from a different season. The back of the plate has a stamp...Johnson Bros, made in England. The tile "Life is Fragile, Handle with Prayer" was a gift from a special young lady in church. I was honored to be her confirmation mentor for a year. Now, the Bibles...these have been in our family for a long time. The one owned by Hans L. Welo is dated 1893. That was my great grandfather on my mom's side. His daughter's Bible is from her confirmatin Day in 1904.

Both of these Bibles are so unique. The oldest, belonging to Hans is in the best condition. It has the Norwegian on one side and English translation the other side of the page.

I love this photo of our family. It was taken in, our daughters are 19 and 23 year old.


artsyclay said...

I've been looking at old pictures too. So much fun to remember when the kids were small!

Suzanne said...

Love all these treasures! You can tell what's important to you from the items placed on that little table! ;o)

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Great photo! My girls are 21 and 19....I have a very similar photo! Now they are both grown and in college....just one at home...and I am out numbered.

Renna said...

What treasures you have, Natalie! I love them all, but my very favorite is the sweet family picture of you, your husband, and precious daughters!