Welcome to "Kelli's Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better! Go to Kelli's page to link your show and tell to Mr. Linky!!
My show and tell comes in 3...this year. Do you have a childhood friend you're still in contact with? I have many, but one of my most precious is Toby Kunishige Harrison, a true friends and a true Christian. Toby and I met in early elementary school, and we are still friends today. We had something interesting in common. My father was a German-American with a thick accent, and Toby's father was a Japanese-American with a thick accent! Our meeting was less than 10 years after World War II. Our hometown is Stephenville, Texas. My father was a decorated hero in WWII. Toby's father never got that chance. His family was interned in California during WWII! What a terrible thing to happen to anyone! Of course, all of their belongings, real estate, etc. was taken. They came to Texas to start over. Toby and I were in the SHS class of 1961. Toby was lucky enough to remain in Stephenville until after graduation. I moved in 1958, so I didn't graduate with that class, BUT they include me in all the reunions! We just had our 45th last year.
Anyway, Toby and I both became teachers, and we have corresponded over the years. Every holiday I hear from Toby, and so far this year she has sent me the three following crocheted holiday symbols. Aren't they great?! They're pins. Over the years Toby has sent me many beautiful things she has made, and I treasure them!