When the A Team was home for a very busy pre-Christmas weekend, two weeks ago already, one of the chores they set to was investigating the boxes of stuff that they had left behind when they moved west. They went home with a large suitcase full of stuff, including a bust of Elvis [sic], but they did leave a treasure box behind. I’m glad to have it out of strorage although I am not exactly displaying it at this point. I should though.
After Grandma passed away in 2003, treasures were divided (no resource seems to like “divied”), and those in the photo were claimed by Althegal.
A note said that my grandmother had been given this watch circa 1900. I presume she meant the little watch on the right, and I am also guessing that the larger one was my grandfather's. While Mom did leave little notes on scrap paper here and there, I wish she had been a little more thorough and systematic.
We also know from another note that this was my grandfather's, my mother's father's, compass.
Three wedding rings: as best as we can recall, the gold ring at the front was my maternal grandmother's, and the ring in the box was my mother's. We are unsure of the silver ring: perhaps it was my other grandmother's, but that is a guess.
My dad's watch. Althegal went to the expense of having this repaired at one point, but it didn't last.
No one is sure of the provenance of this tie clip although it would be logical if it were one of my grandfather's. I speculate that it would be my maternal grandfather's. A found note specifically left this to Althegal, so Mom valued it, possibly because she thought it was worth something because she didn't mention its provenance as far as we can recall.
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