Saturday, January 26, 2008

Day 26 bonus - Mementoes of Dad

When Marianne posted her Saturday photo hunt picture, I was reminded of Dad's wind-it-yourself pocket watch. The watch seemed to fit the "old fashioned" theme well. In the box with the watch were a handful of coins and tokens. The coins shown here date from 1901 to 1943. The watch was given to him by his Dad as a graduation present. This was his time piece for many years. I don't remember him wearing a wrist watch until after he retired. I wound it today and it still runs. I miss you, Dad!.

16 comments:

**"Liza"** said...

ohh that is really cool old fashion watch..i was thinking of this one but i just couldn't find where my husband kept it..;) anyway great entry for this week hunt!..;) Mine is here take a peak if you have time.. ;)

Suzanne said...

Excellent choice for "old fashioned"!

Mine is here.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Oooooh - Kimo luvs to collect coins too!

Desert Songbird said...

That is a beautiful pocket watch. Very elegant.

Heather said...

What a beautiful photo and tribute to your dad. It's wonderful that you have these things to remember him by! And an excellent choice for the old-fashioned theme. ;o)

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I enjoyed seeing yours, too!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great shot! I think my dad also has my grandfather's old pocket watch. I'll have to ask him the next time we go visit him :)

I also have a ton of old coins from my dad and uncle, I love looking at them.

Pretty said...

nice catch! Hope you'll visit mine too...

Sarge Charlie said...

this is a good old fashioned post

the teach said...

Great post, Lew! Happy PH! :D

Aisha said...

Really nice photo and idea for the theme! Happy Hunting!

????? said...

nice memories

Wirelessbliss said...

that's a treasure you got there! very nice!

check out what kind of twist i found here and tell me what you think :)

Random Ramblings said...

very elegant watch! a very nice heirloom-to-be.

-TNChick- said...

Wow, that's super... and it still runs?? =)

mimi11460 said...

Love it it's beautiful..I wish I had one from my Dad ... nice photo.

Alice Audrey said...

It reminds me of my grandfather's watch.