Friday, April 4, 2014

Family Heirlooms Come Home

So here they are ... I used these antique white boots in my Grand Touring display at the mall ... they almost sold last week, in fact they were on hold for a few days ...

Fortunately the sale fell through.  Because, also last week, a young woman name Chelsea, who also happens to belong to the Reclaimologist group I belong to on face book, came in to get some knobs for a piece of furniture she was rehabbing, saw the boots, and was drawn to them.

She picked them up and found ...

Her great grandfather's name written twice on the soul of each shoe. She called her mom and told her about the perplexing find .... Mom was excited, she knew that her grandmother, who was married to Jessie Gray, had worn just such boots in her wedding picture in the 1890's.  

Yes, these boots had been purchased at a Provo Estate sale, and had likely come down through the family to an Uncle, who had passed away a few years ago.  Yeah, the boots are back home again ... but isn't it fun that Chelsea's great grand mother wrote the name of her husband to be on the soul of her shoes?  I guess she didn't have the margin of a page of notes at school to doodle it ....

Don't you love happy ending?


  1. Wow, I love stories of serendipity like that! :OD

  2. Wow! What an amazing story! I am so glad those boots made it back "home"