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In 1993, an arsonist destroyed my father's nearly 100-year-old family dry cleaning business. Many family heirlooms were lost, e.g., a suit that my great grandfather had made while working as a tailor. Digging through the charred remains, a box of safety pins was found. My late mother took the safety pins and that 1993 Christmas crafted ornaments, using both the safety pins and colorful beads. She then gave each of her five children the unique ornaments in remembrance of the fire.

love this pattern; wish I had some of my Dad's shirts to use to make this. But, oh well. When Dean retires, wonder if I could do it with some of his flannel shirts sans ties? Good retirement gift!

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Honoring Lost Loved Ones If your groom has lost his father or grandfather this would be a wonderful gift for him for his wedding

Have you found old pictures that don't belong to your family? Do what Jennifer did and create an online tree at Ancestry.com to share them with any descendants who might be interested. #genealogy #familytree

Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that. From her father’s prosperous farm in Ohio, young Valentia is haunted by tales of an abandoned family and a lost heirloom. She travels to her grandmother’s homeland with her brother, Conor, and two servants, to find both. Her delight in the exciting journey on one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic is shattered by a horrible tragedy....

In 1993, an arsonist destroyed my father's nearly 100-year-old family dry cleaning business. Many family heirlooms were lost, e.g., a suit that my great grandfather had made while working as a tailor. Digging through the charred remains, a box of safety pins was found. My late mother took the safety pins and that 1993 Christmas crafted ornaments, using both the safety pins and colorful beads. She then gave each of her five children the unique ornaments in remembrance of the fire.

In 1993, an arsonist destroyed my father's nearly 100-year-old family dry cleaning business. Many family heirlooms were lost, e.g., a suit that my great grandfather had made while working as a tailor. Digging through the charred remains, a box of safety pins was found. My late mother took the safety pins and that 1993 Christmas crafted ornaments, using both the safety pins and colorful beads. She then gave each of her five children the unique ornaments in remembrance of the fire.

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The Lost Christmas Gift. Seventy years after his father left to be a mapmaker for the war in Europe, Emerson Johansson received a package that had been lost in the mail for decades. The parcel contained a most extraordinary gift: an exquisite book Johansson's father lovingly made by hand, detailing an unforgettable adventure they shared together just months before his departure. With maps, drawings, watercolors and photographs, this artifact and family heirloom recounts a mountainous winter…

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This bride received a handmade handkerchief from her mom, made using an old hankie from her father and embellished with lace from the bride's christening gown.

My father was an illegal immigrant and didn't have anything to do with me or my sisters for most of my life. I haven't seen him in 11 years, haven't talked to him over the phone in 7 years and haven't ... ...

Norfolk, Va. – Tina`s father was a soldier. “I can remember putting his boots on and running around the house,”...

Cut the buttons off shirts of a loved one who has passed, and make a bracelet. Attach each button with a jump ring to bracelet and embellish with crystals, pearls and charms.