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July 17, 2009

Smile For The Camera "Bling, ancestor Bling."

The 16th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "Bling, ancestor Bling." The word prompt is "Show us a photograph of your ancestor wearing their "Bling," or photographs of the pieces you have inherited. "

I have many pieces given to me by my grandmother when I was a teenager. I think my favourite is the gold pocket watch given to my grandfather on his 21st birthday by his parents (my great grandparents)

On the outside in fancy lettering are his initials CHF and inside the cover is engraved From Mum & Dad, April 24th, 1914

I also have Grandad's signet ring with his initials and I used to have his silver watch fob and engraved match case but they were stolen many years ago. I have felt great sadness ever since they were taken and have chastised myself for not keeping them locked up instead of on display in our home. I find myself looking at every case and fob in antique stores in case one day his turn up!


dustbunny8 said...

You are so fortune to have such treasures!And the wonderful photo as well!

Tina said...

What great family heirlooms! Thank you for sharing them with us.