Thursday, June 10, 2010

VINTAGE THINGIE THURSDAY 1947 Public Sale


What is everyone sharing today?  Suzanne @http//coloradolady.blogspot.com and I want to know!!!

Today I am sharing a public notice that my grandmother and grandfather posted for the sale of their farm and belongings in 1947.  This is the year I was born. Years later, because she kept everything, she made copies and had them framed for all of her grandchildren. (Around 40).

I often wonder how my grandmother felt leaving all of these belongings behind.

This was also Grandma Jewell's, a very decorative themometer in a frame. I keep this in my kitchen.

Hope you enjoy my vintage thingies today.


Ann

15 comments:

P. said...

You know that had to be hard to say goodbye to their beloved farm, livestock, and possessions. Or maybe, given the circumstances, it was a relief? At any rate, thanks for sharing your vintage thingies. That's quite the pretty scene on that thermometer.

Postcardy said...

I bet you could have some of those household goods listed in the notice.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

What wonderful treaures to have Ann! It is so nice to have a little bit of history of your family.

The Paint Splash said...

Great post today Ann! You deserve lots of visits! Love ya sis

Amy said...

wow great finds on that cow.. Have a wonderful day.

The Happy Homemaker said...

I have a great-great uncle also named "Marion"...which sounded more like "Mern" coming from the mouths of my southern relatives:)
Very cool "vintage thingies", Anne!

LV said...

Trust me Ann, I enjoyed both of your grandmother's things. What wonderful treasure you have. I wish the other generation had done different so we could have more records and information like this. Guess they did not think of it. Super VTT post.

viridian said...

I don't know what the circumstances were around that farm sale, so I won't venture a comment. But the ad is family history. Happy VTT.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

That must have been so very hard to sell everything and leave it behind! Breaks my heart to think of it.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Coloradolady said...

What a great piece of family history...I made the pic larger so I could see and read what was for sale. I was sorta sad, looks like they needed to sell almost everything....however, that is a great piece of family history, so glad your grandma thought to keep it. Have a great VTT!

Michelle said...

What interesting pieces of your grandparent's life. Very cool!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a wonderful thing your grandma did by saving the sale info. I would have been so sad to leave my things.

Blessings!
Gail

Miri said...

Fantastic decorative thermometer...really beautiful! Love that your gran saved the sale notice and then copied it and gave one to each grandchild-a true sense of family history!

CC said...

Oh my!!!! It makes me sad even now for your grandparents. I'm so happy that she made such treasures for you all...what a thoughtful,loving lady she must have been..
Hugs to you dear Ann..and Happy VTT..

Anna Matthews said...

The greatest treasures come from our families - great post.

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