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Friday, July 4, 2008

Foto-story Friday #5-- the ring

This is a picture of my uncle's ring. The story behind this ring is that it belonged to my Grandpa {my dad's dad}.  He made it and he use to wear it. I never met this grandpa here, in this life, he died a few years before I was born.  At my Grandma's funeral in November 06, my uncle and others were telling stories about Grandpa.  Uncle Lonny told the story of this ring:  My grandpa was a mechanic and he used to test the spark plugs by touch!  He would lay his arm across them. Well, one day he was testing them, and happened to touch this ring to alive one.  What I don't think you can see, is that there is a mark, an indent in the middle of the ring caused by the connection of the ring and the spark plug!  I loved hearing all stories and HAD to have a picture of the ring.Here is a picture of my grandparents.  My Grandpa also played the fiddle.   

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22 comments:

Working mum said...

Good story. I have a dad who tests electrical stuff with his fingers. Mad!

Robyn said...

Great story. It is interesting finding out the back story of heirlooms.

MamaGeek said...

Oh wow, what an amazing story and I just adore those vintage shots!

Alexandria said...

What a wonderful story!!

Cecily R said...

What a great story for your family history!!

I love that your uncle posed for this shot rather than just taking a picture of the ring on a table or something.

GREAT PSF!

The Sports Mama said...

Some of my favorite memories come from listening to family members tell stories!

So, did that last picture mean that your grandpa WON that fiddle contest? How fun is that!

hotmamabeads said...

It's so fun to have a peek into your family history. Great story to preserve for your kids!

lisaschaos said...

It's great you were able to at least know your grandpa through the stories. :) That's the only way I know my great-grandfather as he died 3 days after I was born.

Chris said...

He tested spark plugs with his ARM?! That's back when men were men!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks for the visit and comment. What a great story.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I love that you have stories like these. My parents were older when I came along, so I have to rely on everyone's stories too. And six kids! You're my idol :-)

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

nice story! Thanks for sharing!

lingovise said...

what a terrific story to share! family heirlooms are such a wonderful concept. I'm totally sentimental about such things.

Wendi said...

Great story.
Your children will appreciate reading this one day.
They will be so grateful for the photos too.
Love your PSF's.

Bren said...

Great stories and lovely memories!

Jacki said...

I also love looking at peoples vintge photographs. The story behind them is so interesting. This reminds me of a ring I have, that is a family heirloom. It's always passed down to the first girl in each generation on their 16th birthday. I have it now, Emma will get it in 12 years.

Killlashandra said...

Wow that's neat story! I can' imagine testing spark plugs by touch. My husband checks them all the time in our vehicles but he pulls them out. looks, and the checks the GAP.

Parades are awesome! Ours just seemed a little on the hot side. 2 hours in the New Mexico sun and were all sweating to death and wondering if we applied enough sunblock!

Brooke said...

Wow! What a story that ring could tell!

Chris Osborne said...

Isn't it great when you can find an interesting piece of family history like that?

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Fun story! Great pictures!

Egghead said...

I love this...family history is so interesting. Oh and I love your header.

Casey's trio said...

What a great story!