Shake the rugs for dust and lost things.Today I found 2 old photos that were never returned to their homes. The first is a photo of my great grandfather John Eugene Roos in The Cheney Bakery, which he owned in Cheney, Washington. My second cousin once removed (don't you just love the cousin titles?) examined the wall calendar to date the picture around May 1919. I had pulled the picture out to scan and send to the Cheney Historical Museum and apparently forgot to put it away. This is one of my favorite pictures because there is a lot going on even though there is only one person in the picture. Check out the food in the display cases (yum) and on the wall, the old stove, the wall calendar, wall paper and of course great grandpa.
We once found a long-lost wedding band hidden in the depths of a flokati rug. Family documents, photos, and treasures have a way of drifting around a house when they are pulled out to show a relative or to be examined more closely. Gather together any items that have misplaced and return to their archival home. Add any others discovered in the search. Photograph or scan any newly found items to share.
The other photo I had pulled out of my unidentified photos box because the same cousin wrote me to saying she had identified one of the individuals in the picture. So now I need to make some notes and put that photo in its new home.
A very successful activity for today!
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