Saturday, February 12, 2011

(Almost) Forgotten Remnants of my Past.......

I was prowling through the recesses of my closet last night, rummaging for some long lost possession not seen in ages, when I came across a wooden bowl that had been faithfully serving as a storage receptacle in the darkness of the years.

The Old Wooden Bowl Holds Many Memories

I brought the bowl into the light of day, and from it memories of my past tumbled like sweets from a jar.

A Gold, Oversized Belt Buckle
This Small Bottle Will Be the Subject of My Next Blog
A Gold Italian Bracelet---One Of the Few Valuables in the Bowl
Chai, a Gold Medallion Given to Me Years Ago By a Jewish Friend, Is a Symbol For Life in Jewish Culture.  The Gold Chain Accompanying the Medallion Was Lost Long Ago.
My Class Ring From College
Various Coins Collected Over Time From Mexico, Canada and Europe
A collection of Collar Stays That I Used to Use When I wore Expensive Dress Shirts Every Day

Gold Cufflinks and Tie Tacks

My College Fraternity Pin
An All-Purpose Knife and Tools
A Gold Locket Given to Me By The Delightful Cindy---It contains Pictures Of Us Together
A Civil War Minie Ball That I Recovered From A Northern Alabama Union Camp Site.  Note That The Projectile is Misshapen, As it Was Undoubtedly Bent When It Struck Its Target So Many Years Ago

Another View

A Small (1" X 1 1/2") Picture Of My Mom and Dad
A Gold Money Clip Given to Me by a Friend Many Years Ago.  I Wish I Had Some Money to Put In It!
Two Gold Rings

Two Wristwatches

Each of these memories can tell you a story.......


  1. What a great blog idea. It was fun to see photos of these pieces and read their stories. Don't we all have our own sentimental pieces.

  2. Great photos of all your treasures. The collar stays made me laugh. My hubby used to have those running around the top of his dresser too. :) Can't wait to hear about that neat bottle. Good thing you're not selling these things on EBay or I'd be bidding on that... :)

  3. I can't believe you got all those things in that bowl! Amazing how many years can fit in such a small place.

  4. Very nice things and remembers.
    Greetings Sabine

  5. That bowl has magical properties. I can't believe all those treasures fit into so small a space.It seems to contain memories from all periods of your life. Have a great day, Clint. Blessings...Mary

  6. “We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.”
    Jeremy Irons

    Have my best regards!

  7. Thanks for sharing. So maybe you will tell us the stories behind the memories.

    Have a beautiful sunday

  8. Hi Clint -

    Interesting collection...

    Do they still issue class rings? I have not seen anyone wearing one for years.

    I love the photo of your parents.