(Closed) What are you passing down to your family?

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Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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DrAtkins :  😂 same. 

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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glitterati :  I don’t think she is trying to put an expectation on who her kids will marry. She’s not saying, “my sons better marry a woman so I can pass these things down.” She is simply thinking of the most likely scenarios that might occur and going from there. Making an issue out of a non-issue. 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I don’t have anything passed down to me but I wish I did. My cousin recently posted a picture of her baby in an antique wooden high chair which her parents also used when she was a baby. Her like great great grandfather or so made it by hand for their child and it turns into  a rocking horse which is awesome. They’ve passed it down for all the babies and it’s still in really good condition. I hope to repurpose my wedding dress and pass it along if I have a daughter. If not I still want to keep it for the memories. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I will be keeping my wedding jewelry (wasn’t expensive but you never know). I have a cream and sugar set my great grandma made and there’s a coffee table my grandpa made from my great grandma’s dining room table.

I used to have a hummingbird brooch from my great grandma but my sister stole it, it wasn’t even her grandma which made me extra angry. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee

I hope to pass down my clarinet. I wouldn’t force it, if none of my future kids wanted to learn to play, but my mom worked so hard to buy it for me and I have so many great memories from high school band, I would love to share that with my future kids as well.

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My paternal grandfather gave me his gold pocket watch when we went overseas to visit him about 6 years back. This year, I got engaged in July and went overseas again in August. My paternal grandfather and my aunt brought out a giant bag for me to take back. My late paternal grandmother had prepared several handmade quilts and children’s clothes for when I get married/have kids; I’ve always known she was super skillful and she had told me she was going to do this for me the final time I saw her in person 6 years ago, so I was somewhat prepared, but I was still overwhelmed by how intricate her work was and how much love and care and time and effort she obviously put into the project. From selecting the fabrics to sowing it all together piece by piece… I only wish she was there in person so I could thank her one last time. I will definitely be putting her handiwork to good use and will take good care of everything she’s made and pass it onward to future generations.

During my visit this summer, my maternal grandmother took me aside and told me she has incredibly fond memories of me when I was under her care, wished my fiance and me lots of happiness in our marriage, and gifted me her gold wedding band(!). I am thinking of wearing it on my right hand during my wedding to honor her; her health is not in the best condition and she likely will not be able to travel overseas to watch me get married. This is definitely something I will treasure and pass down. Her gift inspired me to consider passing on my own wedding ring set to my grandkids as well.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ll pass down any nice jewelry I accumulate (right now, I have my current wedding set and original set, Tiffany pearl necklace and earrings, and my grandmother’s wedding ring from husband #2).  I’ll also pass down to each of my kids their “coming home outfits” that they wore as newborns and also a couple of super nice, timeless outfits from their baby/toddler years that I’ve saved.  I have a couple of nice pieces of furniture that I would never get rid of and will offer to my kids when they have their own homes.  My prized material possession (besides my wedding set) is a large Sunburst mirror from the 1960’s that my mom have to me and one lucky kid will get that if they want it haha.  A couple scrapbooks and memorabilia.  Anything of monetary value or great sentimental value! I don’t hold onto much so it would have to be really special!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Probably my jewellery and maybe my mother and grandmother’s Prescott.But at the same time it just depends on my kids and if they have any of their own or not and the personalities of those involved. 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I have so much it’s actually overwhelming.  I have a full royal doulton set, a bible, christening outfit, photographs, letters, jewelry, a jewelry box, handmade blankets and funnily enough a dart board.  These have all been handed down to me.

My favourites are the jewerlybox (It’s well made) the dart board (useful and good conversation piece) and the letters (thorough insight into family history)

The thing I don’t have and wish I did is a dolls crib my late poppa made for me as a child.  I had it until I was 16 until my stupid mother gave it away to a feral family.

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