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The other day on FB, I saw someone mention listening to some old Amy Grant Christmas music. The song “Heirlooms” was mentioned. Of course, I was already thinking about Christmas, but it got me to thinking about heirlooms too. Before I share an heirloom that is precious to me, I thought I’d share the song that inspired these thoughts – – –
During my growing up years, I was very close to my paternal grandparents. They lived in the same town as we did; and in later years, lived right down the street from us (which is probably why I love having my parents right down the street from us now – so my kids can enjoy that closeness that I once had with my own grandparents). My Nanny passed away in 1985, just a few short months after my brothers joined our family.
I remember a particular Christmas ball that was very special to my Nanny. She would always have it hanging up high, in a place of honor in their home. I believe the story goes that she received it at a Christmas party that was hosted by one of my Pap’s employers. It probably was not anything of great value, but the fact that my Nanny treasured it so, made it seem like rare gold to me.
If you look close enough, you might notice that it’s on a pull cord. Once upon a time, it played “Silent Night”. Nowadays, it doesn’t sound quite as nice as it once did, so I don’t pull the cord anymore.
I’ve been known to “forget” to pack this ball away with the Christmas decorations each year. So, you might come to visit sometime – even in the summer months – and find this ball still hanging up. It’s a precious heirloom that I hope one of my children will appreciate one day.
Tell me about your heirlooms — what is precious to you? I’d love to hear your stories.