In an effort to improve my blog style I have started reading a variety of blogs other people have done. Wow! There are some really, really good ones out there. Several do giveaway drawings on their blog. I think this is an interesting concept. Definitely a fun thing to do.
One of the blogs I'm now following posted this question:
"Tell me about something you've inherited and/or would like to pass down."
Now THAT got me thinking! I have so many things from my family. A hope chest, quilts, Red Rooster dish set, various chairs, photos, linens and so on.
In thinking about those, I realized what my best heirloom was. Here's what I wrote in answer to the question:
"The most precious thing I have inherited is memories. I've always loved to listen to those stories told grandparents, aunts and uncles; especially the ones about family members who are no longer with us. I am working on a book that will combine those stories and photos. This book will be given to my niece so she will know the stories too and see the precious faces that go with the stories."