Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Old suitcase - VTT

This suitcase belonged to my Dad. I have no idea where he got it, or how long he had it. See the tags still hanging on the handles? The green one says Tampa Union Station. So this old suitcase did travel by rail.

When you lift the lid, you can see what I've kept inside over the years. It's filled with old photos, past birthday cards, and even some old magazines.

Sometimes I love to sit and look at the old pictures.

These are some of me and my parents.
And then there are some of these -

This is my favorite picture of my Mom.

A sister that I never knew -

These are all part of my heritage.

So today I am thankful for my family heritage. For the men and women who shaped and formed my family roots. I never knew many of them, but they were living breathing people, who made their mark during their time on earth. They instilled values that have been passed down to me. And for that, I am grateful.

Today I am joining Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursday. Please be sure to visit the other blogs that are sharing about their vintage things :-) It's always fun and interesting.

20 comments:

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Such a wonderful post and tribute to your family! Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Postcardy said...

I have some of my family's old photos, but I have no idea what happened to the old suitcases.

Allison said...

Your suitcase reminds me of the one my mom use to keep her sewing patterns in. Your family pictures on priceless treasures!

Jane said...

Great post. I love genealogy and discovering information about my ancestors. You said it beautifully when you wrote that you were thankful "For the men and women who shaped and formed my family root". Have a wonderful day.
Jane

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Jocelyn,
Your photos are wonderful and what a fun way to store them. I have lost some of mine from putting them in albums where the paper faded them, very sad. I recently took them all out and wish I had a suitcase to store them in!
Valerie

Maureen said...

What a little treasure chest. I spent yesterday morning going through old photos - time well spent. Your mother is beautiful.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, that was wonderful! I thought it was just the suitcase until I scrolled down. Wonderful story unfolding :)

happy vtt!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

You post makes me want to get out our old family photo and remember! Christmas time always brings back wonderful memories! Warm hugs, Esther

CC said...

Such a wonderful post. I love working with my families history..and I treasure the older pictures. We can touch hands across the ages that way.

Sandy said...

What a wonderful post! A great place to keep those pieces of your family heritage. I loved looking at your photos...being into genealogy it is something I am drawn to like a magnet! Thank you for this post!

My Grama's Soul said...

Great post! What a treasure you have in your suitcase and old photos.

It is so nice to have a piece of our heritage, isn't it?

Keetha Broyles said...

I'd say your little VTT suitcase is quite the treasure chest!!!

Shirley said...

Such a great looking suitcase! Great that it belonged to your Dad. Suitcases make great decor and great storage places!!

Life Goes On said...

What a wonderful suit case and it is so great to show case your photos in it.

Coloradolady said...

What a great tribute to your family members long gone...loved the suitcase...a real treasure. Happy VTT!

Protector of Vintage said...

What a great place to store your family photos!! Love it.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh what a lovely post..and a gorgeous old suitcase full of wonderful family treasures, thank you for sharing :))

Debbie said...

Great suitcase and what a perfect place to store old family photos.

Roslyn said...

Isn't it lovely to browse through the old photos, btu I always feel guilty for "wasting" time!

Janet, said...

I loved your post. I love our old photos and often wonder what it was like 'back then.'