How many you have kept things from your childhood or have been given gifts that you hang on to? Merriam Webster defines keepsakes as something kept or given to be kept as a momento. Another source says something that serves to keep the memory alive of a person or event.
The origin of the word dates back to 1790 - keep + sake (as in namesake)
How many of you out there have kept their tassel from your motorboard from your high school or college graduation? Well I have as well as my husband.
I collected a chrome table years ago and it's reminds me of when my Mom used to roll out homemade cinnamon rolls on it and the smell would permeate the whole house.
It's really odd what some of us keep, I have an old metal pan with lots of dents and breaks that my grandma Jewell had on her porch with flowers growing in it.
I have a billfold that my great-grandfather carried and it still has the old pictures of movie stars from the 1930's in it that he kept.
I have my childhood bicycle from 1957 and it was a beautiful gray with pink stripes and now it's so rusted you can't tell the original color but I can't bear to paint it.
When our children were small we had our baby's shoes bronzed. Is there anybody out there who also did this?
These kind of keepsakes are the most important thing that I own, I don't need a large fancy home or lots of gems but memories that I can hold and remember.
Do you have keepsakes?