Uncovered Paper Treasures, 2020


30 Dec
30Dec

Since my 2020 downsizing year was all about paper, I thought I would send off the old year with 20 wonderful and/or interesting paper items I found in my downsizing excavation. The stories they tell! This is just a tiny sample.

My father's report card, age 8, 1912

My mother's history notes, age 13, (The New Europe, 1921)


My mother's school certificate for good conduct


My dad on the top of Mt. Rainier, @1929


My mother in a dramatic role, art school, late 1920s


Grandfather Brett, Lord Mayor of Leeds, 1940s


My mother's sketch of passengers while on an evacuation at sea effort, WWII


Sister Beth, drawing, age 6


Sister Beth, design for fancy party dress, age 16

Me, script assignment, 2nd grade


Me, drawings of ballerina bears, age 10


Page from fallout shelter booklet, late 1950s


My sister's autographed photo of her first crush, Perry Como, 1950s


Me, Valentines received, 5th grade


Me, drawings for 7th grade science paper on evolution


Sister Beth in outfit she designed while in art school, 1960s


Joe Biden pamphlet for his first senate race in Delaware, 1972 (I was living in DE at the time)


Examples of children's work from my early elementary school teaching career, 1970s


Me, blizzard of 1978 survival certificate (Boston)


Tissue paper crowns from Christmas crackers, one of our last family Christmases together, 1990s


WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH MANY REWARDING FINDS OF YOUR OWN!

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