Saturday, September 30, 2006

Stuff for the Understuffed

So, Shawn and I went back to Colorado a few weeks ago. I know, I didn't blog anything about it...mostly because nothing really happened, besides, pictures are better than words--if you want to know what happened, go to our home page. But I digress. We went back home and while we were there, it was decided that we should go see my grandparents. Mostly because their house is in the mountains and they're trying to sell it (on a side note, my typing accuracy is crap tonight). Now then, the cabin...oh the cabin. The ground breaking was on the day Dani was born. So that means that the main building is 23 years old. There are pictures of cousin David and me hammering various nails, pictures of our parents when they were young, and pictures of the grandparents...not necessarily looking lots younger, but their glasses sure have changed a lot. And also, there are lots of memories. Grandma baking sugar cookies and singing "Frosty the Snowman" while the kids sat around and did Christmas crafts...Jared insisting that we watch "Annie" again, and singing "Tomorrow, Tomorrow....Tomorrow, Tomorrow" through the whole movie...Hiking up around Montgomery Mill to look for old pieces of metal with the metal detector...Toboganing down the driveway...and so on and so forth....but once again, I digress.

ANYHOW the point of this whole story was that Grandma and Grandpa are moving out. This of course has them in a tizzy. Mostly because there is absolutely NO WHERE to put anything from the cabin in their house in Arizona. This, of course, means that they have to get rid of a bunch of stuff. And a lot of the stuff in the Cabin is the heirloom type stuff. You should have seen grandma when we were up there, she was throwing things at us left and right. In the end, it ended up that I got a couple of plates, a Donald Duck milk pitcher (from the mid '40's), a towel that her mom made (GG Edith apparently did fabric painting and did a tea towel with a dark haired girl and a tea towel with a blond haired girl, and grandma said "wow, it's Katina and Dani" and so she folded them up and put them in her cedar chest, thus they're in great shape), and a hankercheif or two. This of course is in addition to the stuff that Shawn's parents brought back from his grandfather's estate from the last trip to Pennsylvania.

And mom and Dani today took some of the stuff to the Library today because the library was having some "appraise your junk" day or something. Pretty much, there isn't anything worth tons of money ("it's monetary value isn't great, but the sentimental value is through the roof!"). But that's okay...they're heirlooms...and that's what really find a place for all of this stuff.

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