Category Archives: Found Things

Antiques – Haunted or Not?

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Antiques – Haunted or Not?

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This is an old post from 2016 –

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The photo is of a pink lacy baby bonnet, with a handwritten note that says: ‘little cap 1842 – grandma’s brother Jimmie – the oldest of the family’

I found this at a yard sale many years ago.

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Here’s a few of my thoughts on antiques. I like to find old things at flea markets and yard sales. I’m not afraid of them, as I’ve heard others are.  What do you think? Are they haunted?IMG_1526

ANTIQUES – HAUNTED OR NOT?

Do you think antiques are haunted by their previous owners? Have you ever held a really old item in your hands and ‘felt’ the presence of the infused spirit of some long ago person? I have.

Antiques and relics all have stories to tell, if you just listen…not with your ears, but with your sixth sense and your heart. Hold the item…maybe an old brooch, a bone hairpin, a letter from WWI or WWII, a bow tie from 1820, or a yellowing, lace baby bonnet from 1842…in your hands. Be quiet…just listen.

Close your eyes, feel the shape of the piece. See if you can pick up any impressions that flash across your mind. Try not to think of anything but what you are holding. The images and thoughts you have will be random, and may not make much sense to you…but, these thoughts that drift across your mind, will probably be the infused essence of the person/spirit that once owned the item.

It’s telling you a story…maybe about the baby who wore the bonnet; maybe it felt scratchy on their head, or maybe comforting, because they trusted their mother to protect their little head from the harsh sunlight. That this long ago baby lived a full, wonderful life, or later on, met with sorrow, you never know for sure, but rest assured, a bit of that person is left for you to discover…if you just listen.

I wouldn’t say the item is haunted, though. It just holds the impression of the previous owner. It’s a bit sad, really, that it has come to be sold out of the family. Someone thought enough of the person to have kept the item for so many years. It could be that this was the end of the line for it…no family left to pass it down to, as an heirloom.

I like to think I am rescuing it, that I was drawn to this place and time, to have found it…to find out it’s long history…and to tell it’s story.

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© 2016 (2021) BS

 

More Funny & Found Diary

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More Funny & Found Diary

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Continuing with the writing in a kid’s diary that I found at a yard sale …

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The diary cover is a blue background with white dragonflies.

The next entries are:

  1. Ryan got me in ??? Good by
  2. I love Riley. Good by
  3. I had the awfullest vacation because my cousin is not played with me. All she wants to do is fix her and my hair. Good by
  4. And this is the bestest part. I got a ring and a ??? necklace. My uncle and my aunt gave me the necklace and my mom gave me my ring. Good by
  5. Ryan got a spanking and it was funny
  6. Tomorrow is the ❤ big show

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© 2020 BS

Funny & Found – Pig Fat

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Funny & Found – Pig Fat

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Here are a couple more funny and found diary entries from little notebooks I bought at a yard sale. This one is a kid’s do it yourself Wimpy Kid diary. There were a few entries in there.

You can click photo to enlarge.

The first one is titled Inventions, and they wrote in big letters…

  • Jello is made out of pig fat
  • My sister is mean
  • Mom is nice

The second is titled Future, also big letters…

  • No more mack up (make up I think they meant)
  • No more phones
  • No m hip hop
  • No Phitens (I think they meant fighting)
  • No more boys

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Red paperback book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do It Yourself Book”

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© 2019 BS