Friday, February 6, 2009

Vintage Light

The vintage light fixture that hangs in my stairwell once gave light over the dining room table in the home of your Great G'ma Rose. When G'ma Mom, as she was called by the family, moved to an assisted care living facility, her home was sold. Your G'pa Paul took this fixture, rewired it and hung it over the bar in their basement family room. When G'ma Ruth moved to the Eastern Star home, your Dad brought the fixture to our home. I had always wanted something different and special in the stairwell and now I had it. I love the family heirlooms because they cause me to recall memories of the person they belonged to when I look at them. The memory is always what makes the piece really special for me.

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