What’s in the Box? Show & Tell # 1


What’s in the Box? Show & Tell # 1


I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.ย  **note** I got this idea from another blogger, but can’t find their post, now. So, if you are that person, thank you!

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s have a look!


This is a box of things my granny kept.

First up, is a 1953 calendar. There were two of them. At the top you can add a 5 x 7 photo, and they had photos of two of my cousins. I removed them, because I don’t usually put photos of people on my blog (privacy reasons).



This is a small photo album. It has a few photos of relatives…some I know, some I don’t know who they are.



Now, we have a very cute little memory box? The writing on the box says it is a Dorothy Perkins Sachet and is called, “Memoirs”. It looks like it contained a sachet of some sort, but the box could be used to store a small memory later on. The box is a thin, pink plastic, or possibly celluloid? The items inside the box were a corner torn off a dollar bill, and a note, telling about the box. The note reads:

To Nina (my aunt)

From Mrs. Frances.

McCamey Texas




This is a giant crossword puzzle that says it’s 8 feet long! It’s squares are almost all filled in, I’m thinking by my granny. She was a dedicated crossword puzzle fan, and always had one going, either from books of them, or from the newspapers. She was serious about working them, and used a crossword dictionary all the time, too. She’d get her reading glasses on, and not stop until they were done, even if they were difficult.



Thanks for visiting! Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ

ยฉ 2018 BS

9 responses »

  1. How nice to find these “treasures”. When we went through my father-in-law’s memory items, most were from his days in the army. There were a few mementos from his school days, and a couple of pictures of relatives from the U.S. All the grandchildren took something to remember him by.


    • Thanks, Candice!
      I love looking at all the old things. I don’t know what to do with them, and really don’t want to just throw it all away. I will probably just put it back in the box.
      I’m glad your family got to find some treasures to keep, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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