Monday, February 6, 2012

Family Heirlooms – 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

Week 6 – Family Heirlooms: For which family heirloom are you most thankful? How did you acquire this treasure and what does it mean to you and your family?

We have a few family heirlooms for which we are very grateful.  The photo above for example is of some of the Daw pioneers: namely William Doig Duncan and Rose (nee Gorrian) with their daughter Alice Cecilia Hinde (my husband's great grandmother).  


We also have the family bible as pictured above.

I really treasure a scrap book that my father kept of our trip overseas when I was very young as it contains beautiful pen and ink drawings of the places we visited and all the usual ephemera such as menus, napkins, and cabin baggage tickets - not to mention photos...


 Beautiful no?

But the heirloom I treasure the most and that I can't pick up and run out the door with in the event of a fire is my mother's desk.  
You can barely see the poor thing as it groans under the weight of all that family history!!!


Thank you Aunty Denise for insisting that I get it put on the back of a truck and sent up from Sydney to Brisbane after my mother died.  
You were right.  
It is a beautiful desk which she lovingly restored herself and it comforts me every day to sit here.
We miss her this day and every day.

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