Question of the day.

Hi guys. 🙂

Here’s my another family related question for you. 🙂

Do you have any heirlooms?

My answer:

We have a few old books, mostly religious, like prayer books or such, that once belonged to some of our relatives, as well as a cook book of my great grandma which is written in a deliciously archaic language and has not only recipes but also some interesting bits of knowledge, like how certain ingredients were used in the past or traditions related to particular dishes, a lot of kind of folklore info so definitely my thing. But other than that, we don’t really have very old heirlooms after people who are dead. We have a wooden closet made by my grandad, which my Mum wanted as a souvenir, because it’s our first house where we live away from her parents, and it’s always nice to have something to remind you of a loved one as you never know what will happen and when. He’s also made a decision a year or so ago that he wants my Mum to inherit his very imposing numismatic collection, and it’s now in our house and my Mum is expanding it very dynamically and passionately, in cooperation with him, even though she wasn’t particularly interested in collecting anything before and I guess it feels more like a tradition very worth cultivating for her than something she’s personally interested in.

How about you and your family? 🙂

Question of the day.

Do you have any heirlooms or antiques?

My answer:

They’re not very old and not with much history to them, but yes, we do have some. We have a china closet that was made by my grandad. He made it particularly for us, Mum asked him to do it to have a heirloom after him, something that will be just hers and will always remind her about him. He was always good at making furniture, although he’s not a professional carpenter or anything. I actually admire this combination in him that although he’s a very cerebral sort of guy, he is also very manually talented and can almost make anything from nothing. THen we have, also from my grandad, his collection of coins and medals and banknotes and other numismatic stuff and OMG it’s soo huge! My grandparents were wondering what to leave all their children and decided they want to give Mum the whole grandad’s collection as legacy. We all think it’s a very big honour, since this collection matters a lot to my grandad. Mum isn’t a numismatist and doesn’t have much interest in such things, but she feels honoured and she decided that because this collection is already so enormous, and also because of her respect to her dad, she will try to expand it. Also we have a big antique clock in the living room that was previously my grandparents’. And we have some jewellery that goes from generation to generation, but I don’t know much about it.

You? 🙂