Sunday, April 23, 2017
Do Girls Still Get A Cedar Chest For High School Graduation?
Jack from Shipslog many times gives me ideas for a subject for my blog. Hope he doesn't mind. When our neighbor's daughter graduated years back she got a cedar chest for her hope chest. I was about seven years old and I was in awe. Through the years I couldn't wait to graduate and get a cedar chest and start saving things for a marriage I hoped to have. When I graduated in 1954 my mama and daddy gave me a Limed Oak cedar chest. Not the most expensive but I still have it even though it isn't in great condition but still has that wonderful cedar smell inside. It's in the garage and I haven't looked in it in years. The only thing I remember is some things Mel sent from Japan when we weren't married yet. Besides those things he sent a beautiful 12 place setting of china. He later said it cost more to send them home then the china cost over there. It has beautiful Orchids on every piece and I've never seen another like it. He couldn't have known how important it was to send a 12 place setting. We have two girls so I was able to divide the set into two six place setting for them to each have a full set. The other things such as serving plates and gravy boat were also added. I must take a picture the next time I go to one of the girls homes or get them to send me one and I must look into that cedar chest to see what I have stored in there, don't think its anything important other then some things from Japan when Mel was in the army. A cedar chest was important to girls back then but I never hear of any girl saying she wants a cedar chest or of making a hope chest. Another way times have changed.