Last night the kids and I [hubby is out-of-town] went to father-in-law's house to eat some incredibly good grub. [Of course, all meals that I don't have to prepare are incredibly good...] Some of my father-in-law's family was in town and eventually all the old family memorabilia came out...I had no clue what's been sitting in my father-in-law's house all this time! [He lives about 10 minutes away from us.] So, can you guess what I'm doing the rest of this week? Yup, scanning, photographing, indentifying, "database-entrying", etc., etc.... Just some of the items in this collection are:
- 125-year old Autograph Album of my hubby's great-grandmother, Pearl Williams;
- A book of Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" belonging to Pearl;
- A collection of Red Man chewing tobacco trading cards featuring American Indian Chiefs;
- One of Pearl's War Ration Books from World War II;
- A matching jewelry box and photo album that made its way to Iowa by covered wagon;
- Pocket Watch belonging to Pearl; and
- A Civil War tin-type picture of one of hubby's great-great-grandfathers' brother who was shot in The Battle of the Wilderness and was imprisoned in Libby Prison, where he died.