Admittedly, I've Pinned a few pieces of old jewelry that have to do with human hair and they are kind of pretty and weird looking until you really realize that it's made from NASTY HUMAN HAIR!!!
So, now that we've established my feelings about the human hair - feelings that I am sure other people share with me - I will explain why this is relevant to this blog topic. My grandfather called me this afternoon. He said that he had a book for me, and as soon as he opened it to the first page:
I started flipping through it immediately, my grandfather standing next to me. Thank God for family history guru great-grandmothers! His mother had gone through and what wasn't already labeled, she tried to label. A lot of the pictures are of cousins and uncles, but there are several pictures of grandfathers and grandmothers.
In between the pages I found a special present:
It was delicately tied with a little piece of string, and had been lovingly tucked between the pages. As nasty as I want this to be, all I can think about is the kind of love and dedication that went into preserving this little gathering of hair form 1887.