Our hearts are a little heavy after losing my uncle to cancer last night. He loved his family, worked hard, and had a really kind heart that touched us all.
So I had a neat little thing happen today . . . I was digging through some things in the basement, looking for small cardboard boxes to ship some Ebay items in, and back on a shelf that I haven't touched in a long time was the wooden box that Uncle Jerry made for me when I was about 10! It is a beautifully made box with hinges and a place for a lock. That Christmas he and my aunt made one for each of their "older" nieces (Barbie cases for the younger ones). I had forgotten all about it, but there it was! I dusted it off and found so many little treasures that had stayed in that box all these years--my girl scout sash, tassel from HS graduation, ticket from my first airplane trip as a 14 year old, a note written to my daughter from my grandmother, an old LBJ election badge, a handkerchief that my great-aunt tatted, and there on the bottom among some seashells and special rocks was a napkin from Uncle Jerry and Aunt Sondra's wedding in 1962! What a neat coincidence that I happened upon this box today when he and his family are in my thoughts and prayers!