Saturday, November 08, 2008

My first wedding gift

This 8-piece Serva-Snack came from my Nana Payne. She said she received it when she first got married but never really used it. I think that makes it 50 or 60 years old.

Inside are glass cups and dishes just right to Serva Snack to your friends. I love it for its 50s authenticity. And that it came from Nana.

She's 92 years old and frequently has falls or little trips to the emergency room. I'm honestly not sure she will be around for my wedding, but I really hope so. She is an anchor to a family of hundreds, with three generations proudly bearing her name. She is sweet and tough as nails, ready to give a word of encouragement or an honest assessment.

I feel honored that she would give me such a personal gift. I hope it will serve to remind me to be hospitable, generous and lighthearted like my Nana.

3 comments:

beckbot said...

Oh, that is so cool! I wonder how many things are in Nana's house like that. I have a feeling she was saving it for a special occasion. Like your engagement!

dan and ashley said...

aw nana! how sweet! i'm thinking like becky- wonder what else is hidden in those walls! or that outside shed....

Lindsay said...

That is so cool. Your grandma sounds like mine. She is 94 and still kickin'! I'm so excited for you about your wedding. So fabulous!