Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday



This is my dads wallet from 1967. When he passed away 42 years ago, at the age of 37. I leave it out next to our family photos on a shelf. That's him next to his car in the small photo.
These are some of the things still in his wallet. Photo of us kids, Names and phone numbers, doctor appointment slip, even how to play cards. 1967 calendar, car insurance card, regristration card, medical insurance card and alot more.
This is me and my 2 younger brothers, 8, 7 and 6 years old, when he died in March of '67. That day is still fresh in my mind.
My Dad's Social Security Card.
My dad, check out the car in the background.
I thought this was different. Selective Service Card for the draft. I found out his classiification was for being the only male, and thre was one for being to old for the draft. My dad arrived here in the USA in 1956. Met my mom who also arrived the USA in '56, and married in '57, and I arrived in '58. The first born in USA. My dad was from Poland and my mom from Ukraian, fleeing from the war. I'm very lucky to have this and not my brothers. :)

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is an awesome thing to have! The wallet is in great condtion considering how old it is. Unfortunely my brother has all my Dad's WWII memorablia.

Threeundertwo said...

This is very touching, and a beautiful memento of that moment in time. I'm so sorry you lost your dad so young. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful way to honor your dad & his daily life! I never would have thought of displaying the wallet, I would have tucked it into a drawer of memorabilia.

The Apron Queen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss at such a young age. A wallet is so personal. How nice to have it. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to next Thurs. :)

sista #2 said...

Wow, what a great thing to have.
thanks for sharing.


peace
#2

Jewelgirl said...

My dad's wallet sits in a drawer,
by my mom's house, you know I haven't
looked at it in a long time. I need
to see it again. Esp. that you've shown us your fathers personal journey which is inside his wallet!

Tania said...

That is such a wonderful thing to have. I think the best part is the picture of you all in there. To have one of his most personal items is truly a blessing. I am so glad Mom kept it just the way it was and gave it to you.