At our recent WI meeting, we had a lovely chap come to speak – he was local, from a village less than 8 miles away. His accent was so rich, I wondered if he embellished it at all. But I digress. He was absolutely fascinating to listen to. Being from a very long established local family, i.e. they had lived in the same part of the same village since 1645. Now that is something to be proud of. The houses may have changed, but the furniture and effects have been passed down from one generation to another. It was wonderful to hear how Granny had used this item and that stool. My family have never been sentimental towards things. We share no such love of long held traditions.
When home, I looked around my modern home with my very modern machine made furniture, I regretted that my only things of any age are two clocks. And these came from my husband’s aunt.