With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Daddy's Glasses

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Daddy's Glasses

Among my siblings, I am the most sentimental. My mom is pretty sure that when she gives me something I will hang on to it and value it because of the tie it has with family.
This pair of eyeglasses belonged to my dad when he was a boy. He was born in 1921 and probably wore them around age 6-8 years old.

The name of the optician is on the back of the glass case. What a surprise to learn this company is still in business and has many locations (some still on Chestnut Street) in the Philadelphia area. In my search, however, I was not able to find any history on J.E.Limeburner Co.
I don't have a photograph of my dad wearing his glasses (he probably disliked them) but I found one when he was just a little guy.
Doesn't he look dapper in his knickers and cap!
~ FSW ~

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Lora said...

What an adorable photo of your father! How special that you have his glasses as a little family treasure.

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! I know just what you mean....the few items I have of my ancestors, I hang on to 'em too!!!

Love the photo portrait too.

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Have a great weekend!

Cindy said...

That is so sweet! I love children pictures of our parents. that's so nice to have his glasses.

SmilingSally said...

What a treasure these glasses are--not only because of the age, but because of who owned them.

Lady Farmer said...

What a special momento from your fathers past!
Indeed something to treasure always!

Mildred said...

I am very sentimental also. I was just reminded by another blogger's post how important it is to future generations to identify these old photos. Your children/grands are very fortunate to have your blog. Such a precious photo and eyeglasses.

Carla said...

So sweet!!! Thank you for sharing:)

ceekay said...

Very cute. I have my grandma's glasses. The pic of your dad is darling! Happy S & T!

Jean said...

Darling picture! What a wonderful family treasure your Dad's glasses are. Jean

Boo-Bah said...

It is wonderful that you have your father's eyeglasses from his childhood. What a treasure. I think it is important to hang on to treasures like old photos and etc. to pass on down.


Mrs. Michele B said...

Wow, those are neat! And I love the old picture of your father, from his childhood. I love old photos. (o:


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