Last week I posted pictures of my love token necklace. It carries so much of my ancestry on my father’s side in its engravings. This week I am sharing with you a sterling pencil holder which belonged to my daddy. It was a birthday gift from a dear friend of his who later became a nun. Her name was Aloise, and she gave it to him March 6, 1914. His name was Eugene Marseilles Hornot, and I was named Eugenia after him. He and my mother, Mattie Lou, tried 3 times hoping to have a boy. I was the third daughter so they decided to quit trying and just name me for him. I wear his pencil on a white gold chain, and it is another of my “family treasures”. Please excuse the quality of the pictures, but I am finding it terribly difficult to shoot silver successfully. I always get that glare. Maybe one of these days I will figure it out.
Once again I am linking up with Suzanne’s Vintage Thingy Thursdays. Be sure to stop by and see what the other girls have posted.