I was a painfully nostalgic child. I loved going to antique stores to buy other people’s old photographs. My sister and I would ponder them for hours and display them in old photo albums. I guess my husband has a bit o’ the nostalgia bug, too, because he put an old black & white photo of some random baby on the tank of our toilet, like a year ago (no, that is not my baby picture at left, that is said random baby). I have no clue what that’s about, but I have a mind to take it down (we’re talking 5 x 7 here, people!). Maybe my nostalgia has improved a bit!
I do, however, love this little locket my guy acquired. On the front is inscribed “My Beloved Mother Mary Rand McElwee Died Dec. 9 ~ 1893.” Inside, one can only assume, are portraits of the beloved mother and her husband. Of course I did a google search hoping to find a great story about this Ms. Mary McElwee. Alas, she’ll have to remain a mystery and another little nostalgic trinket in my printing press drawer.