Well, sort of - this is a moment in MY past.
I was cleaning out my corner cupboard (reasons will be explained, later) and re-discovered this:
And, opening it, re-discovered this:
Now, of course I know what it IS! It's an Eastern Star pin!
But the question was: who gave it to me?
My Mom, Dad, Norm and I are (or were, in our case) members of Eastern Star. But I knew that Mom hadn't given it to me. As you can tell, the lining is rather stained - and the pin itself is very old.
I asked Mom if she knew - and she couldn't remember.
But then I remembered that my Uncle Goosey (Gus) was a Mason and he started Dad in the Masons. Therefore, Auntie Pete (Mildred) must have been an Eastern Star.
Then I started thinking back in my foggy little memory - and remembered that Auntie Pete gave the star to me years ago. And, if I remember right, it was an heirloom from a relative .. and if I remember RIGHTLY, I think it was my Great-Aunt Clara or her daughter (my second cousin) Esther. Mom, am I remembering right? Were either of them Eastern Stars?
Anyway, I wouldn't wear it because I am not longer a member but I will treasure it and write down the history as I remember it so that my children and grandchildren will know where the star came from. I have dusted it off and will put it back into the re-organized corner cupboard for enjoying.
And that is something that I hope to do with all my treasures - let the ones that follow me know the history of what I have so that it will continue to be treasured.
It is a beautiful day today - the humidity is down drastically and the actual temperature is how it feels. Such a relief after all our heat in the recent past. You have a beautiful day.