23 November 2011

Heirlooms at the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Day, 2010

One of my favorite heirlooms is my china.  My gold rimmed china was gifted to me through my mother from a special aunt.  Mabel Ruff Glover was the wife of Francis Henry Glover, my dad's brother.  She was a warm, loving woman.  I have fond memories of visiting her in Ferndale and Troy, Michigan.

Mabel Ruff was born 26 March 1921 in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan.  She died 15 April 1996 in Deland, Volusia, Florida.

One of the special parts of holidays is being able to have a part of my ancestors represented at the table.  My china is one such part.  Do you have special heirlooms that your cherish around the holidays?
L-R  Aunt Mabel, Me and Linda, my sister, 1958

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful china, do they still make china trimmed with gold? With the cost of gold I am willing to bet very few could afford it today. Happy Thanksgiving...