With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Boyhood Treasures

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Boyhood Treasures

My husband has a small collection of items that somehow survived
from his childhood.

Seeing each treasure helps me know a little about the boy who grew to be the man who has shared my life and walked beside me all these years.
a Little League trophy
a Boy Scout compass and pin
pocket knives
a Sunday School attendance pin
a tie bar with his initials (probably his first)

and yes,
even teeth from the first pike he caught
(if it was special enough for him to keep, then it is special to me too.)
This poem came to mind while writing this post...

By Phoebe Cary

Here's a hand to the boy who has courage
To do what he knows to be right;
When he falls in the way of temptation
He has a hard battle to fight.
Who strives against self and his comrades
Will find a most powerful foe.
All honor to him if he conquers.
A cheer for the boy who says, “No!”
There's many a battle fought daily
The world knows nothing about;
There's many a brave little soldier
Whose strength puts a legion to rout.
And he who fights sin single-handed
Is more of a hero, I say,
Than he who leads soldiers to battle
And conquers by arms in the fray.
Be steadfast my boy, when you're tempted,
To do what you know to be right.
Stand firm by the colors of manhood,
And you will o'ercome in the fight.
“The right,” be your battle cry ever
In waging the warfare of life,
And God, who knows who are the heroes,
Will give you the strength for the strife.

For more Show & Tell Friday, visit Cindy at My Romantic Home.
Day 13: I am thankful for Music.
I do not play an instrument or sing very well, but I enjoy and appreciate beautiful melodies and lyrics. Music can be fun, relaxing and encouraging. As you may have noticed, I often post about songs that touch my heart.
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
Ephesians 5:19b


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Very cool stuff. I love how you displayed them in the mosaic picture. I wish more of my husband's things made it through his childhood with him, and this is an encouragement for me to remember to treasure my boys' treasures.

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

How wonderful that someone was smart enough to keep all this intact for your husband. What a great time you would have reminiscing. Most of my memorabilia is old boyfriend stuff. I don't really think my husband would enjoy going through all that with me. Yet, I still do not want to part with it!

Chari said...

Hello my friend...

What a sweet post! You know...I too have a husband who has kept so many of his boyhood treasures...he still has most of his toys! It just amazes me! My dad was a building contractor and it seemed that we moved nearly every year to a new home...and of course with all the moving...comes the "culling out"! I really do not have anything from my childhood...so I stand in awe! Hehe! I look at some of my husbands boyhood treasures and try to imagine him as that young, sweet boy! He has grown into such a fine man...who I simply adore! Your beautiful poem, "Our Heroes" so describes the man that the Lord has blessed me with!!! Thank you for sharing some of your husband's treasures! Wow...this sure took me down memory lane tonight!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Mildred said...

So precious to have these momentos from his childhood. I remember those SS attendance pins. Thank you for sharing with us and I love the poem and photo. Wishing you both a lovely weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love this....and I love the fact that you share some of your husband's treasures [I'm a devoted wife to one man for over 40 years, and our men are part of our lives....so, sharing HIS loves as you did today shows us and TELLS us of your love for him....that to me, is super!]

My Thanksgiving decorations are posted today for show n tell Click Here

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

A fun post. We really can get a better understanding of people by what they have saved from childhood!

Have a great day!

Julie said...

Thanks for a wonderful post. I am sending the poem on to my Marine son. Love it.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I very much enjoyed this post and looking at your hubby's treasures. How great that he has kept these items for so long. Greater still that they are now important to you too.
Thanks for sharing!
I see you are a "schnauzer mommy" too! I have a 10 year old mini schnauzer named Cookie. Love her to bits!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

That was so sweet. I've saved bits and pieces of special moments for my children when they were growing up. I've got about 6 large tub fulls of stuff. Someday they will look back, too, and really treasure it.

Christy said...

That poem is stellar!!

The Watts Family said...

Wow look at all those sweet childhood treasures! Loved the photo collage and post~Thanks for sharing ~Blessings Heather ;D

Diane said...

This is sweet, Lori! Not all of us are as lucky to have so many mementos saved!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I think it is great when you can have something from your childhood, when you become an adult that has happy memories. I saved a lot of things from my childrens' childhood and passed them on to them when they became adults. If they decide to part with them, then it will be up to them - so far they have kept everything I kept for them.

The B's said...

Great poem! And I love the collage of boyhood treasures!

Tara said...

Great memories. Love the poem. Also, love the recipe for the Ginger cookies. Going to have to give those a try. Thanks for sharing.

Jules said...

I think it is wonderful that your husband still has a few of his boyhood treasures sitting around! My husband doesn't have very many, but has a couple g-i-joe men and a couple comics. I have several things from my childhood and he commented just the other week, "I'll never understand why women like to keep so much from their childhood." I told him it was a women thing. I like the idea of having something to pass down to my children. :o) Thanks for your sweet comment on my show and tell. I enjoyed seeing yours and reading about it. Thanksgiving Blessings to you and yours this season!

A Little Of This And That said...

What an awesome collection from your hubby's childhood. Some of the items remind me of my own hubby's treasures. You've made them look so charming in the collage. Great job.

A Little Of This And That said...

P.S. I'm adding your beautiful blog to my blog roll. (And your twins were/are quite lovely... but then I'm a bit partial. ;))

Susan Wicker said...

Loved your blog,especially the music. Wish I knew your name. Couldn't find it anywhere. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com


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