Monday, January 4, 2010

My most treasured object(s)

Once a month, members of the EtsyMetal team are asked a question and then requested to blog about it. This month's question is: What is your favorite object?

My Etsymetal blogging mates and I agree---Surprisingly, this is a VERY hard question to answer! Many of us thought "if there were a fire and I could grab one thing, what would it be?"

With the exception of the people in my home---So much, even many of the objects I hold very dear, are not really important and many are replaceable.

At first thought, my laptop comes to mind---If there were a fire and my family was safe, I might grab my MacBook. My entire business is run on it, recent family photos, daily connection to the entire world, etc. But I feel cheap and dirty claiming that my laptop is my most cherished possession...

Once I thought about it a bit longer, I remembered all the photos that are NOT in digital format. I have boxes of photos from high school to present time. For years, I carried a camera everywhere I went. My memories are in those boxes of photographs and I cherish them. But if I had to grab just ONE thing, I think it would be the photo album my parents put together for me a few years ago. It was a thoughtful gift containing my family tree and photos dating from from my great grandparents to my first born son. Here are a few of my favorites...
My grandparents (on the left) on a date circa 1930's. I absolutely love this photograph. My Pap looks so dashing and my grandma is gorgeous!

Me (left) and my dear friend, Kirsten (right) entering the school for our first day of kindergarden. (I hope she doesn't kill me for posting this photo! She had recently given herself a all good 5 year olds!)

To read about my fellow EtsyMetal members' most treasured object, please visit the following blogs sometime today:
Victoria Takahashi
Stacey Hansen
Rebekah Timlin Meddles
Sara Westermark
Beth Cyr
Ashley Akers


Beth Cyr said...

I haven't written mine yet, but its amazing that I've been thinking the exact same thing as you!! kitty first, but i felt like she wasn't an 'object', my computer next, but gosh, how unsentimental, but yes, practical. and my mom put together a photo album a few years ago for me, photos that were never digital of me and my family growing up. I guess its the thought of what really IS irreplaceable and there isn't much ....

elizabethrosasjewelry said...

These are very cool Danielle. I love old photos. I remember my first day of kindergarten (really all I remember is because of a photo). They are our memories that we don't want to forget. Treasured objects.

Lunasa Designs Jewelry said...

Old pictures are a HUGE deal to me too - I try to keep the most important ones in a fire-safe box - and would be crushed if anything ever happened to them!
My favorite memory as a kid is being in the house that had been in my family for hundreds of years - there was a dresser drawer in one of the rooms that was FILLED with pictures from generations of Timlins... I would sit there for hours looking at pictures!

Experimetal said...

hee hee hee, pets and computers were mine too! but yes, cheap and dirty, hahahaha! great thoughts and words danielle!