Monday, May 07, 2007

{empty nestle's quick containers}

Yesterday was a day filled with a lot of memories...mostly happy...some sad. Dan and I went with Mom and Dad to Akron to go through all of Grandma and Grandpa's things before the house closing. I had a difficult time with it at first...felt like I was an intruder going through their dresser drawers and closets, looking for something to take home with me. After a few tears (finding Grandpa's hats opened up the water works), I was able to come to terms with what we had to do and actually had fun going through the house, finding treasure after treasure.
Like a lot of people their age (Grandma is 93), they saved EVERYTHING. While going through their pantry in the basement, we found boxes full of empty boxes, boxes full of empty peanut butter jars (cleaned and labels removed) and a box full of empty Nestle's Quick containers (once again, cleaned and labels removed). Some of the NQC's even had smaller NQC's nestled inside! It was rather humorous.

Not everything they saved was garbage can-bound though. I found a great box full of old metal microfilm containers, tons of vintage linens and hankerchiefs, old kitchen utensils, decorative glass vases, a milkglass lamp and most importantly a new dining room table. Dad let Dan take Grandpa's red tool box and I had to bring home one of Grandpa's hats...such a great keepsake. I'm so excited to have all of these treasures to use in our home. I will think of them everytime we eat dinner at our new table.

While we were there, we also made stops at two of our favorite traditional places...Swenson's drive-in for cheeseburgers and onion rings (the best burgers *EVER*), and Strickland's for a yummy waffle cone. Here are some pics from the day...

We had to take a few last pics in front of the strange to think of someone else living there, but I guess that's one of life's inevitable changes, right? Hope everyone is having a great Monday!


melissa said...

((hugs)) I can understand how that would be both sad and "fun" at the same time. Enjoy your new treasures!

and yummm to those food pics ;) are you trying to make me hungrey? lol

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

what a sweet looking house. It must have been so hard, but I am glad you found the silver lining in having this job. Can't wait to see the table.

Anonymous said...

You'll have to post pictures of how you use all of the treasures you found. You've been an inspiration to me in that area! You're really talented!

I'm glad you're day went okay though, I know how emotional that is.


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