What’s in the Box # 2


What’s in the Box # 2



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.

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! 🙂

Let’s have a look!


This is a box of things my granny kept.


This is a small change purse with an attachment for keys. Inside were two old fashioned, plastic rain bonnets.


This is a really cool old photo. It wasn’t marked in any way, so I have no idea what is being photographed for posterity here, or if any of my relatives were in the photo. I would suppose so, since my granny kept the picture.


A well-worn deck of cards.


A small wooden box. Inside this box were several interesting things. (you can click the photo to enlarge)

  • A couple of rings (not expensive)
  • A small pink plastic gun
  • Some cuff links
  • A blue flowered brooch
  • A military ribbon/medal?
  • A plastic owl with a leaf attached

I researched the box ad that was on the inside. The box originally contained a Helbros WWII Chrono watch. This company was very involved in war bonds. The ad says: Give Your Time – Victory – and Buy U. S. War Bonds and Savings Stamps.


Until the next time I look through the box…

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS


9 responses »

  1. i’d take that photo to a local historical museum and speak to the historian or archivist. they could probably pinpoint the year and what those fellows were doing. it reminds me of a civilian conservation corps group.

    • Thanks!
      It would be interesting to see what a professional would have to say about the photo. You may be right about the CCC, as I have seen some paperwork in some other boxes that mentions that group. I’ll have to find it again, but I think a relative was working with them. 🙂

  2. We have a lot of old photos from Kevin’s family of people we can’t identify at all. I am thinking they might be good to use for writing and story prompts – look at these folks, and tell me who they are. Better than getting frustrated not knowing who the heck is in the pictures!

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