Lost & Found

I have four drawers in my dressing table. When the removal men carried up the path to the bungalow, a drawer opened the the contents spilled out. The contents of which, I had neglected to empty. This included, amongst other things a box of cotton buds. It was a bit embarrassing, but they were nice about it and even left me to pick up the cotton buds.

It was a few days later I discovered the empty box.

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It did contain a wad of cotton wool and a brooch. It wasn’t just any old brooch, it was a family heirloom. It was a gold barred broach with a knit in the centre and was given to me by my husband’s elderly auntie. She said that it had belonged to her grandmother and thought I might like it.

Annie Pedder was 27 years old in 1881, so I knew the brooch was pretty old and was really sorry to have lost it.

A week later, I was chatting to a neighbour over my garden gate. I just happened to look down and there is was in the mud by the corner of the gate.

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Here it is back where it belongs minus the little safety chain

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This photo shows Annie Pedder in the centre holding the flowers. She sits next to her husband at her daughter’s wedding sometime in the early 1900s.

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