My Treasure Box

My four kids spent many days in their youth combing through my box: days they would set it in the middle of the floor and gather round and examine each memeory...occasionally had to retrieve things they'd take out and put in their rooms!

Comment

You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!

Join Art of Manliness

Comment by Stephen Cook on July 2, 2013 at 11:38pm

My old man, a WW II infantry vet of the Pacific campaign, had a box of box of campaign ribbons, snapshots, shirt studs, all kinds of stuff that we would haul out from time to time and look through.  Hadn't thought about that in years until I saw that great photo.  Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Duncan sligh on March 28, 2013 at 8:05pm

When my mother was pregnant with me, my grandpa and dad made this chest for me as well as probably 100 wooden "play blocks." As I grew up, the blocks remained inside the chest, and my teenage need for popularity kept the chest in the basement collecting dust.

After being gone for my college years and several for ol' Uncle Sam, I came across my chest and immediately picked it up to clean it and start using it. Now i keep my military odds and ends ive collected. Seems fitting!

Comment by J. Hughes on December 7, 2012 at 7:00am

I have had mine for over thirty years and the value grows over time and its use. I have placed things in this box that mean something to me for various reasons as long as I can remember. Each piece represents some event or thing of importance to me. In this case the box was my granddads and means as much as some of the items contained in it. I placed a photo of it and the contents a few weeks back in the photos section.

Comment by Zach. on December 7, 2012 at 5:35am

What makes for a good treasure box? Can you buy one?

Comment by Pat Newbold on October 23, 2012 at 11:56am

I have been keeping these things for as long as I can remember but never thought of a "treasure chest" per se.  I kept them in vases and cigar boxes and when my lady friend saw them she thought it was the nicest thing she ever saw.  The idea of an actual treasure chest is a very good idea and I will be looking for just the right container for it.  I know how much I loved going through my dads, my granddad's, and my great granddad's tool chests and was facinated with them......this will be a great gift to my grandkids and great grandkids. 

Comment by Steven Bain on October 15, 2012 at 7:55am

Kyle - good direction! All the stuff in mine was used somewhere along the way ... or was given by someone else - several from Dad. The newest (oldest?) addition - Dad passed in February, and Mom just sent me his Dad's Railroad Pocketwatch. LIttle research and learned it was manufactured in 1910 - and still works perfectly.

Comment by Karl Helweg on August 28, 2012 at 2:52pm

Nice.

Comment by Brian Splash on August 24, 2012 at 2:37am

My father never had " the treasure box " but my grandfather did and l still remember it .

After reading the article by Brett on the main page , l thought l might start a collection for my child , when it arrives that is .

Comment by Brett McKay on August 11, 2012 at 11:17am

Fantastic! 

Latest Activity

Rick Shelton replied to Don Judd's discussion Selecting a belt?
"What he said. And if you get a double-sided belt it will, maybe, last about 6 months."
15 minutes ago
David F. replied to Don Judd's discussion Selecting a belt?
"Its where you are buying your shoes and perhaps how tightly you strap the belt down. You need a whole grain belt not the thin split grain cheap stuff. A good belt will cost a bit but last a lot longer."
28 minutes ago
David F. replied to Vickyo's discussion Boyfriend has no ambition
"No it is not.  Perhaps rather then asking what he wants to do for work, ask where he wants to be in 5 years or 10.  For me in college, it was doing engineering and wearing a suit like my father.  Focus not on the work but the…"
30 minutes ago
David F. replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast
"BBS world news is what I go to while shaving.  The thing is its 20+ min.  NPR has an hourly 5 min news podcast.  That is okay but very US focused. I'm looking for a good international views podcast out of Candida and Australia. I…"
34 minutes ago
John Lee Pettimore replied to Jack Brenner's discussion Interim Bill
36 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Jack Brenner's discussion Interim Bill
"I am (un) impressed."
40 minutes ago
Pale Horse replied to Josh Williams's discussion I touched her butt.
"I just hope they didn't enjoy it."
41 minutes ago
John Lee Pettimore replied to Jack Brenner's discussion Interim Bill
55 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service