This is my first foray into Treasure Chest Thursday and I knew immediately what treasure I wanted to start with.
This photo is of a watercolor painting of the old Butler house. The original painting hangs in my living room.
The painting is special to me for a variety of reasons. First, related to the house itself, there is the obvious fact that my grandmother and great-grandparents lived there. Moreover, my father was born in this house. The house burned when I was a kid and I have no photographs of it, so the painting is the only representation that I have.
Second, related to the painting, my mother painted this watercolor as a gift to my great-aunt Edna Jo. It hung in Aunt Jo’s house for many years and when she died, the painting came to me.
It is not only a memento, but also a legacy.