Sometimes we find the sweetest things while out junking. I bought this little book simply because of its size. I have a thing for itty bitty books and this one is only 2-1/2″ wide and 3″ tall.
I have no idea how old it is, but it’s warranted to be pure linen. I left my thumb and finger in the picture so you can see the size of the book.
I had the book for quite some time before I actually opened it and looked inside. Surprise #1:
A tiny, “suffer the little children” card. But it gets sweeter:
A lock of fine, brown, baby hair. But that’s not all!
That golden lock of hair is awfully tiny. Hopefully this baby just didn’t have a lot of hair.
Do you notice the string they’re tied with?
But wait! What’s this? Another surprise!
Twins? And these yellow locks are tied in blue embroidery floss.
I wonder if all the children lived? Or if these were locks of hair of babies that didn’t survive into childhood?
I do love this little book and every time I see it, I think of its secret contents and start to wonder about their story.
Tell me your favorite stories of finding unexpected surprises. Maybe a $100 bill? An unmailed letter to a lover? Let’s hear them!