I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.
A dreaded job was finished today !!! I haven't cleaned all of the collectibles or the glass shelves and mirrored backs in my china cabinet in what seems like forever. Fortunately, furniture and "knick-knacks in my house don't accumulate a lot of dust !! While I was in the process, I took photos of items that still needed an explanation !! Before I started cleaning, I thought I might not put everything back -- maybe even dispose of a few items !! That was a fleeting thought !!! As I took each thing off the shelves, memories of why they were special took over. There was no way anything was going into a charity box !! This plate was one I purchased in 1979 on my first trip to Germany when you and Bob were in Heidelberg. It is just a pretty collectible that I fell in love with when I saw it. Back on the shelf it went !!