Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time Capsule

 It happened again...
I got sucked back into Magpie's Mom's house.

She texts me: "I'm just packing some things up...wanna stop by?"

Next thing I know, I'm sitting on that giant porch, 
heady with visions of playing jacks and sipping lemonade.

We moved some boxes. I wandered the hallways...
And this valise called out my name.
My fingers know exactly how the latches work. 
My Mom had the same one.

I opened it.  We screamed.
I closed it.

It was an almost perfect time capsule from 1952.
There were doll clothes, hand sewn and crocheted.
Tiny booties, a hot water bottle, sweaters...

I pictured a girl, carefully packing these things
as she gets ready to leave her mother's house. 
Starting her big girl life, with all of her little girl things.


Janet said...

oh wow! *shakes head* you never know what you'll find!

Magpie said...

You're the best.

modernemama said...

What a fabulous find

icescreammama said...

i love this, although it makes me nostalgic and a little sad. it's amazing what we keep.
You are such a Good Blogger!! i could learn so much, yoda. :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I would spontaneously combust (in a good way) if I happened upon that. So awesome!!

Nicole said...

Oh my! How long had it been since that case was opened and why? Beautiful!