Family History Trinkets & Treasures
For the #GenealogyPhotoADay prompt trinkets & treasure I shared on Instagram my polished stainless steel jewellery box with royal blue velvet interior, now faded and falling off. Dad made it for me. It’s my treasure box.
I am guessing when I was about 6 years old when Mum & Dad gave it to me. I keep some of my treasures and trinkets inside. It’s filled with cards, little badges, hankies with tatting, embroidered and crocheted edges. There is a first Christmas photo and tiny baby booties saved from over thirty years ago.
Dad worked at a place that made stainless steel products when I was young. Years later when he visited the first house we had purchased he checked under the stainless sink to inspect the welding quality. He worked as a fitter doing maintenance tasks on the machinery although his high quality welding was in demand for special projects. One time he welded the parts of a massive stainless bench with sinks for an operating theatre in a hospital. The more flawless the weld, the easier it was to keep surfaces above and below the bench hygienically clean.
Family History Vitals and Jewel Box Craftsman
My Dad and the maker of the jewel box for my family history trinkets, was Ernest Eric Scott Kitto b.1917 d.2000.
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I welcome comments. Do you have a treasure box?