Ros at http://genwestuk.blogspot.com/ has come up with the idea of an A to Z genealogical challenge for the month of April. It soon got me thinking, so here are my contributions.
Heirlooms - I watch with admiration programmes like "Antiques Roadshow" where people show wonderful items, such as portraits, jewellery and furniture that have been passed down the generations. My heirlooms are much more mundane - my great grandmother's copper kettle and teaset, family photographs and the embroidered cards that my grandfather sent back from Flanders to his family during the First World War. But it is not the value that counts and to me they are very precious heirlooms.