Monday, June 07, 2010

Grandmother's Bible

While I was home, I borrowed my grandmother's old bible. It is well worn and much loved.

If I could have one thing of hers, other than this bible, it would be her wedding ring, which she had given to me many times but I declined. Instead, I wrapped yarn around it so it would fit her finger. My Mother has it and I did ask for it before my wedding but she declined. I'm sure that the ring will be given to somebody else but such is life in my family.


Anonymous said...

I hope you do receive the ring; however, you've got the thing she cherished most...the thing closest to her heart.

That happened to me when my grandfather died. He had a hat and cane that I was always hiding from him. It was a game he and I played. It meant so much to me.

When he died, even though others knew about the connection I had to the hat and cane, I didn't get it. But I got his Bible, worn from the reading and re-reading. I received the thing dearest to him.

Bonnie said...

I'm going to return the Bible to the place I found it. I wanted to photograph it at home and with my Polaroid camera. It is well worn and the only date on it was handwritten by my grandmother, July 1938.

Beth said...

what a wonderful post and beautiful photo, as usual!

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