“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Today's theme for the weekend at Photo Hunt is "FAMILY"

I went one further, I added another word to it --

FAMILY BIBLE








This book represents over 100 years of our family! Inside the pages are writings of ancestors' names and dates from Ireland and then, America. [Inside the cover, the 'gift' date is 1909 with a small photo of our grandson...we prayed on this bible at the hospital during his open heart surgery at the age of 5 months] Our son will inherit this when we leave the world, as he carries on the name [I still have hopes!]..........


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33 comments :

  1. That is so precious my friend, love you.

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  2. I like this interpretation! I have my grandfather's to pass on down through our family.

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  3. What a wonderful post! How special that you have that Family Bible to pass on and on-

    Blessings-
    gail

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  4. What a beautiful and meaningful family treasure!!
    Party?? did you say party????

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  5. What a wonderful piece ! I have a very old one too from 18 something, but unfortunately somebody has torn out one page with the names another is still there ! I wonder why !

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  6. I missed that one, I mean the party, and now it's too late. will be for next year then.

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  7. What a keepsake you've got in that Bible, Annie! I hope your son one day appreciates it! :-)

    Ok, now I'm off to read about the party!

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  8. Beautiful Bible.
    I've finally posted your wonderful Autumn Friends Award on my site. It has felt like summer here in coastal South Carolina until today. The temperature is finally turning toward fall. Thanks again.

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  9. Hi Dear Anni.
    What a beautiful Family Bible with family dates in it to treasure and pass on to your family. I have my Mothers which was presented to her my her teacher in 1915. and mum has all our birth dates, time and day insde the front page..
    I missed the party but cheers \_/\_/to u .

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  10. Wonderful! The old male cousin has the Family Bible from my dad's side. I have a large *family* Bible I started when I was married at 18. It has all the history of my family in it. I wonder if some day it will be a treasure for my great-great-great grandchildren?

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  11. What a treasured keepsake, and, of course, more than a keepsake.

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  12. the bible is AWESOME! have a fab halloween party!!!!!

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  13. Ah … I enjoyed seeing your family Bible. What a special treasure ;--) My Photo Hunt is at Sacred Ruminations this week.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  14. Lovely blog and lovely post! Thanks for your comment and visit at my blog. I hope you come more times!

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  15. What a great looking book. I love old books especially when they have great stories behind them.

    Have a happy weekend!
    Amanda

    Photohunters: Family

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  16. The stories that bible could tell!

    I played :)

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  17. Anni,

    I absolutely LOVE your family Bible. I have started one of my own. I don't know where Grandma's ever got to. I started mine many years ago. I really should get it updated since we've had additions to the family and their names need to be added.

    Wonderful show and tell, my friend. Have a great weekend.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  18. Wonderful picture..It says so much!

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  19. and i bet,just looking at the picture,it's a very well-read Bible.

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  20. That Bible is wonderful. From 1909! Wow. What a fabulous heirloom and heritage.

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  21. We have a bible that's big and old like that too. It has my great grandfather's name on it! I LOVE that it got passed down to me!

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  22. What a wonderful heirloom! It looks beautifully well-used - not just a keepsake to collect dust on a shelf... I love your take on the theme, today.

    Stop by if you get the chance - I took a different direction altogether!
    http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

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  23. What a WONDERFUL way to interpret today's theme! I have my grandfather's Bible that dates back to the late 1800s - shoulda shoulda shoulda

    Great job! :D

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  24. What a great choice! How wonderful to have a treasure like that.
    My choise also has to do with 100 years in the family, but it's not a book.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  25. That is a wonderful Bible, So special. My brother has our Family Bible.

    I have something for you on my blog. Not sure if you can get it, I not as great as you are on graphics. If I was I just might ask your permisson to post your write up on A LADY'S HOPE

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  26. What a precious heirloom! I have my Grandmother's Bible. Her house burned in Feb. of 1998. She did not survive the fire. But, the Bible was in her living room on a stand, and while everything else in that room was destroyed, it was not. It didn't even smell of smoke.
    My Family

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  27. What a wonderful family heirloom. I hope it will be passed on down the family lne for generations to come. Happy weekend

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  28. Wow- that is a lovely family heriloom! ALl those generations and hands! WOW!
    ~A~

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  29. what a beautiful family bible...such a treasure!
    it was so fun to meet you at the party!

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  30. How wonderful to have that record of your family and in that beautiful old Bible. I remember when I married my first husband, his grandparents had a Bible where all the important occasions in the family were written. So my name was added (and probably crossed out now), along with our daughter's name when she was born.

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  31. Anni,

    I tagged you for a meme on Saturday's post.
    ;-)

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  32. Hi, Thanks for helping me, I do have your post up and I could not have done it with out you. Have a nice Sunday.

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  33. That's awesome that you have your family bible. I love your blog! Thanks for inviting me to stop in!

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