CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

July 12, 2014

Photos of Cherished Relics


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

PHOTOS OF CHERISHED RELICS

The WordPress photo challenge for July 11, 2014 asks What images does “relic” conjure for you?  My husband Monte asked what a relic was, so I looked up the definition:

Relic (noun):

  1.  Something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original culture has disappeared: “Corporal punishment was a relic of barbarism”(Cyril Connolly).
  2. Something cherished for its age or historic interest.
  3. An object kept for its association with the past; a memento.
  4. An object of religious veneration, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of a saint.
  5. or relics A corpse; remain

The third definition of relic hit a chord—I have numerous objects I keep for their association with the past. However, these items also have historic interest, so the second definition also suits the following photographs.

MATERNAL RELICS

This post card of a boat named Arabella was given to me by a collector in East Lamoine, Maine. It was built by my great grandfather, Allan Walker, who had a second home in East Lamoine:

The 39-foot boat the Arabella was built in the barn behind Woodward School, Quincy MA, in 1921

The 39-foot boat the Arabella was built in the barn behind Woodward School, Quincy MA, in 1921

I also have in my memorabilia collection copies of the old funeral cards of Allan’s father, Charles F. Walker, and Allan’s brother, Charles E. Walker:

 WALKER FUNERAL CARDS E

PATERNAL RELIC 

The following picture is of a

Bible concordance in my possession. It was a wedding gift to my great- great-grandparents, William and Louisa (Marble) Cornell. They wed November 22, 1853 in Somerset, Massachusetts.

P1016240EPasted inside is a copy of their marriage record:

P1016241E

 

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Relics…hum mm…# 3 definition fits several items I have of my mother and mother-in-law.

    Comment by merry101 — July 12, 2014 @ 7:17 am | Reply


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