Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Treasure #3

My treasure to share with you this Tuesday is a Bible......

My paternal grandfather was a minister and served during the 1st and 2nd World Wars and this is the Bible he used.  I also have his little Anglican Prayer Book.

You can see it is quite tatty - I wonder about the people who may have received some comfort during such touch times from this much used Bible.

The Bible measures 12x7cm and 2cm deep and is both the Old and New Testaments - the writing is so tiny (there are 7 lines in 1cm).  I guess this would have been so he could easily keep it in his shirt pocket - but it must've been hard to use especially at night...... 


I never knew him as he died quite a long time before I was born, so it is quite a lovely treasure to have something that was important to him, both personally in his faith but as a tool for helping others.

Clare hosts Treasure Tuesday - pop over and see what others have and join in yourself if you like...... I love all the stories and insights into people's lives.

Hugz .........................

10 comments:

mandapanda said...

What a wonderful treasure!
Reminds me of the saying - A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to a person who isn't.
I can't wait to meet your Grandfather when our Lord returns! (1 Thesssalonians 4:15-17)
Thankyou for sharing such a beautiful and unique treasure! Big Hugs!

clare's craftroom said...

That is such a special treasure ! Thanks so much for playing .

Just Ramblin' said...

You are so lucky to have that bible. A wonderful treasure! Nola

Janice said...

What a delightful treasure. What stories it could tell. Thanks for sharing.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I totally agree with Janice...what stories could this Bible tell...

Dawn said...

what a wonderful treasure to have and hold.... so beautiful
Hugs Dawn x x

teresa said...

This is such a beautiful treasure. I love Manda's saying and it's so true!!! Thanks for showing us your treasure today xx

Liz said...

What a Blessing. I agree with Manda's saying
A wonderful treasure. Does it have any of his thoughts written in to it?

Sheila said...

That is a very special treasure and just holding it must feel good .It was obviously well loved and used.

Mistea said...

Love seeing all these items which were treasured by their original owners and hold a special place in our lives.

Thanks for coming by to visit and your kind words.

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