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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Foto Story Friday #98 -- Treasure

A few years ago Papa (Troy's grandpa, on his mom's side) passed away. Before he passed, he talked to all of us and told us how much he loved us and pretty much made everyone cry. One of the things he told Troy was that he wanted him to have his tools. Troy and his dad went down to get the tools, filled the truck full and had to leave some behind! This fishing box has been sitting in the garage ever since. The other day, Troy pulled it out and we discovered it's a treasure box.
Looks well used or well loved, huh? I've been told that he loved to drop a line. Most weekends he could be found out on the lake doing just that.
I'm surprised that the sticker is still intact.
Look at all the treasures we found! Can you tell how old these are? Kinda hard so I broke it down for ya.
First the cool metal bait box that hooks on your belt. He bought it for my father-in-law cause they both have the same name: Bob. My FIL grew up across the street he spent a lot of time over there and often accompanied him on his fishing trips.
Still full of line and ready for your next fishing excursion.
In case you have an accident .... how long has it been since you've seen a metal bandage box? And guess what? There are still bandages inside!
These cool metals sinker boxes, and yes there are still sinkers in them as well.
An old film case that he converted to a leader box.
Papa liked tie his own hooks and he would store them in these little glass bottles.
This looks wicked..... I wouldn't want to be caught by it. I don't know a lot about fishing, so I'm not sure what kind of fish you would be trying to catch with it.
Occasionally he did buy pre-strung hooks and we found a few still in the packaging, waiting.
But as I said he liked to tie too and these boxes are full and ready for tying.
There are all kinds of treasure and these are absolutely treasures to us. A little piece of Papa to share with our kids. The 4 youngest never really got to know him, Savanna and Robby do have pictures with him but they were so young and the twins never got to meet him, we never made it back to Vegas before he passed on. So treasures like these and the stories we have of him will help them to know him.
What are your treasures?

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27 comments:

Dacia said...

That is amazing and what a wonderful prop to use for photos. I would love to find something like that....to bad my grandparents have down sized and all the good ole stuff is gone. Way to go!!!

Cecily R said...

A treasure indeed!!! Oh, the stories that box of historic goodness could tell!!

Cris said...

Wow!

Aunt Claudia said...

Oh, pieces from my Dad's life. Lots of good memories about fishing trips. Thanks for sharing! <3

Emmy said...

Those are all amazing! What a wonderful treasure to have

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. That is a very, very special treasure box. How wonderful to have something amazing like that to pass on! Very sweet post. I miss my grandparents so much.

Mom24 said...

Those pictures are beautiful, what a true blessing you've received.

latree said...

that is a real treasure!

Monica said...

Amazing! I love it when you find old treasure like that! We've found some in our house, attic and garage from past owners! It's so interesting!

Jac @ Wuzzle Makes Three said...

What a beautiful treasure, and so well preserved!! That's definitely something you'll be glad you have in the future!

Jenny said...

I love things like that! What a great way to document it all as well!

Our family treasures tend to be sewing related...my new goal is to work on learning how to sew this summer while my grandmother is around to teach me.

Alex said...

I like your series of pictures documenting your Papa. We have an old globe and a plaque from my Nana who passed away about 15 years ago. I adore them. And miss her very much.

Pam Emmons said...

Wow! That's amazing! I love finding old treasures like this, specially when they are meaningful. Very cool.

Kelly Deneen said...

I LOVE this. What a very special find for you and your family. :)

Serline said...

What a collection of treasures!

Krystyn said...

What an absolute treasure. I'm sure you will always cherish it and the memories it brings the family.

Caitlin said...

Wow, that is so cool. It held up so well!

Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!

Kat said...

Oh WOW! That is a treasure box. What an amazing keepsake. :)

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Those are cool! Crazy that the sinkers are still in there!

amy said...

what a fun treasure. it reminds me of things we found in my grandparents basement.

What a sweet story of how you got the fishing treasure box.

Run DMT said...

I love antiques. Your Papa's old fishing box was truly a treasure chest indeed. Very cool stuff!

angie said...

Oh my word. It's an absolute treasure. It looks like is should be in a museum of americana!

DoanLegacy said...

Wow...great treasure found! They have so much history, aren't they?

Honey Mommy said...

These treasures look exactly like ones my grandpa would have left. He was an avid fisherman. I still remember the taste of fresh trout- yum!

Darla said...

Oh wow! So cool! The bandages still in the box must mean he was a pretty careful fella...didn't need 'em! :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

What a perfect PSF! That is true treasure right there. Wonderful story.

Robyn said...

Very cool and in really great shape!