As her days of independence have come to an end, the family is slowing trying to deal with her wonderful treasures of her life. There was one piece that served as a memory maker for me. She had this one chest that stood in the entry way of her small home. It was antiqued with a stain over off white paint, and I am sure that is how it was bought, so you see, what is old is new again. Inside this chest held "old time" games. You would find checkers, tic-tac-toe, Uno (one of the modern games) and varies board games. This was the chest she open when the children came to visit.
This was the piece I ask to have. I wanted to pass down the same tradition. Now in this age I am sure my grand kids will be bored with board games, cards, tic-tac-toe, and will probably roll their eyes at me, as they ask for the latest techno invention. Even if they do, I will still open the drawer and try to engage them in play from items of the past.
I took her chest and put a twist on the antique white to make it my own. I wanted it to say, children.
Passing down a tradition can keep all the generations connected.