- tools that had gone into hiding for fear of being lost by my beloved; you know the sort of thing, screwdrivers and scissors
- fountain and ballpoint pens (new and unused) that had been presented on various occasions (how many pens does one need to get through daily life?)
- pencils by the score
- craft items in the form of knives, paints, brushes, varnish, white spirit, glass paper, and glue
- copper bracelets and rings
- magnetic bracelets (these indicate how long ago the arthritis hit me – they obviously didn’t work!)
- floppy discs with recorded stuff from WI, now useless pieces of computer equipment
- hatpins on a card, inherited from mother
- and two penny coins: (1) dated 1831 featuring Gulielmus IIII who was King William IV from 1830 to 1837, and (2) dated 1853 featuring a young Queen Victoria. If
came to the throne in 1836 and King William in 1830 they had both done a year before these coins were issued. How strange that we now have a future king, Prince William who will be known as King William V. I have no idea where the coins came from, inherited from either mother or father. Victoria
- Another coin in this small collection was a ten cent piece from
East Africadated 1831. Another mystery.
I tried taking photographs of the coins but they didn’t turn out very well. However, here they are as proof that I’m not making this up… grins. The hatpins turned out reasonably well, don’t you think?
More boxes will be delved into when I have the energy to keep saying Ooooh and Aaaah.