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Grandma's Dresser

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Grandma's Dresser

Grandma's dresser was a testament to time.  Elegant in it's curves.  Sturdy in it's 
construction.

A thick piece of plate glass lay atop, to protect the wood surface.  Under that glass, 
sealed away, yet there to be seen, were pictures and announcements.  Mile stones 
important to Grandma.

There was a picture of each one of us grand kids when we lost our two front teeth.  
Big, gap toothed grins on our young faces.  Taken years a part.  Yet placed side by 
side, under the glass.

Positioned below them was a poem.  Written by my Grandfather while they were first 
dating.  Lovingly kept to be read each day.

Over on the other side of the dresser top, was placed a short newspaper article.  The 
obituary of her mothers death.  next to it lay the program from her funeral.  Grandma's 
tears, still evident on the parchment.

Towards the middle, was my brothers Certificate Of Graduation from The School For 
The Deaf, at the age of five.  There had been a newspaper article done on him by the 
local daily paper.  That picture of him with mother was next to the certificate.  He was 
proudly wearing his first hearing aids.

A bit of lace from Grandma's wedding dress.

A napkin from a fancy restaurant Grandpa took her to, once.

A flower drawn on brown paper.  Given to her on Mother's Day by my mom at the age 
of three.


Other little photos and bits of life kept to be enjoyed and shared...under that plate 
glass.

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 10:22:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win Paula in Debbie Guzzi's contest "Anything But Rhyme". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 11:16:00 AM

    Congrats on your win ,Paula.Enjoyed your poem----kashinath

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 9:42:00 PM

    This is a treasure of a poem about your grandma's mementos, Paula. A very loving poem. Congratulation.

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 10:51:00 PM

    I sure could picture your Grandma's dresser- how wonderful that is to have those keepsakes and to be able to view them as reminders of a wonderful life-- congrats on your HM, Paula :)

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 5:09:00 PM

    I remember these glass tops holding memontos. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 4:41:00 PM

    Congratulations on the HM win in the contest, Paula

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 1:51:00 PM

    Your memories, make me recall my own...my memories of my Grandmother, her magic dresser, her bedroom, so much as you describe that it could be one and the same. Lovely poem, Paula...and a treasure to keep! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 7:03:00 PM

    Very nice Paula! Brings my grandmother back vividly. Wayne