This post will be a short one, but the heirloom is not unimportant.
Dave’s mom, Ruby, was great about saving things. One of the items she gave to us when she was downsizing was a baby serving set of utensils that had been a gift to Dave when he was born. As you can see in the top photo, the lid is rather scuffed and worn, but it still fits tightly on the casing and the silverware set is complete with the ad that came with it.
Ruby even saved the tiny gift card seen in the top photo, which says “Love, Aunt Myrtle and the girls.” Aunt Myrtle was Ed’s cousin on the Stufflebean side of the family.