day 41

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I talked with my in-laws about heirlooms after I took photos of my parents’ heirlooms. It was fascinating to see what they picked and hear the stories. My father-in-law chose something made by his father. His father was a jeweler by hobby and made landscape scenes by carving out stones. Each element of the landscape is a different stone, from the shadow of the mountains to the roofline. It was his passion to find greater beauty in something beautiful.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_5503For my mother-in-law, it was items from her grandmother’s kitchen. The memories and tastes from that kitchen are some of the strongest from her childhood. Looking at the tools she used in her kitchen compared to what we have now, it’s amazing to think how many people she fed and the delicacies that came out of her kitchen. Although these items aren’t used in the kitchen anymore, her recipes live on in family gatherings and traditions.  It’s amazing how even the simplest item can carry a lifetime of memories.

Chris and Laura

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