As I was leisurely sipping my morning coffee, browsing my favorite blogs and answering some of my followers comments from last night, the doorbell rang! Lincoln was at the door. Remember Don Lincoln? He's my amazing handyman who successfully assembled the now—somewhat famous— "Tienda" in my office (see: La Tienda Part I and Part II). This achievement has already earned him a place in my family's history. Lately, he has been spending so much time in our home, that he has pretty much become part of the family. Yesterday, he finished installing the garage shelves which replaced the bulky antique (see photo), and he is still working on a few left over projects. In addition to expert handyman, today he took on the role of treasure bearer.
|The garage after Lincoln finished replacing the "Tienda" with|
garage storage. His work table is still taking up part of the garage
will be gone soon! Notice the amazing bike rack!
"You have a package," Lincoln said, and handed me what looked more like a thick white envelope.
"Not much of a package" I thought, thanked him and accepted the envelope. The padded envelope, was addressed to me. When I spotted the sender, I became a bit more intrigued. My grandmother Ethel's (from Ethel's Scrapbook) first cousin Marty Bloomfield had e-mailed me a few days ago, asking for my mailing address. He mentioned some pictures he wanted to drop in the mail. Marty, has been one of a handful of trusted Bloomfield collaborators. In his email, he hadn't specified which pictures he was sending and I figured I would wait and see. Honestly, I wasn't expecting a treasure! He has shared a bunch of amazing photos with me in the past, and since his note didn't mention any new discoveries, I was inclined to think this might be a photo of Marty and his family. Not that I wouldn't enjoy such a photo. I absolutely would, Marty! But let's just say that, I would not have posted a modern family portrait on the blog under Treasure Chest Thursday.
When I opened the package, I couldn't believe it. Tucked inside a couple of old cardboard photo frames were 28 original vintage photographs, 2 newspaper articles, 1 postcard and 1 slide. I had seen a few of the photos before. These were photos of the Bloomfield brothers which Marty had scanned for me in the past and which I shared on this blog a several months ago. But most of the photos were brand new to me! Why Marty decided to entrust me with all of the originals, I'm not sure, but boy am I grateful!
Just when I think there are no more family treasures. No more lost diaries, or old albums, something always shows up. Another Stored Treasure! Thanks Marty for this amazing gift and for making my day, my week, my month and probably my year! I'm going to study these amazing treasures carefully and promise to share them with all of you soon! In the meantime, here is a glimpse of today's treasure!
|Treasure Chest in the form of a white envelope, with the treasure content I found inside.|