Boot Memory Keepsake

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This is something that I did nearly 10 years ago. My father passed away in 2001. After the funeral, I went to his closet and picked one of his work boots, or his "brogans" as he called them. My father was in timber all my life until retiring.

I took the boot to a local florist and asked for a "woodsy" looking arrangement in the boot and to NOT change anything about the boot. I wanted it with all the scuffs intact.

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I think the arrangement turned out great. I cross-stitched the picture above the arrangement as a gift to him for Christmas 1994. There is actually a photo of Daddy inside the framed picture of him holding the gift.

The boot is on top of his antique Franklin rolltop desk that I inherited. Everytime I pass the desk, I look at the boot and picture and think of him.

Take a look at your parents' things BEFORE you discard them! Once gone, you can't get them back. I am so thankful that I chose to do this memorial to my father.

By Southeastgeorgiapeach

April 29, 20110 found this helpful

What an awesome thing to do in memory of your father! This is such a great idea!

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April 29, 20110 found this helpful

What a wonderful tribute to your fathers memory!

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April 29, 20110 found this helpful

This is just beautiful and I'm amazed that you would think of such. I'm now thinking about what I can do with some of the things that were my Mother's.

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April 29, 20110 found this helpful

Beautifully illustrated story behind the arrangement. Love it, love it, love it!

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April 29, 20110 found this helpful

I love it too. My dad was a woods worker in the U.P. and wish I'd heard of this before his things went to the goodwill store.

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April 29, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you so much for the idea. My dad died this past September and I have got some idea's on using some of his clothes for Christmas ornaments. I like this idea. You know if your dad wore a hat you could do something like this also.

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April 29, 20110 found this helpful

Wow! That is such a great idea. From the cross-stitched picture all the way down to the desk :0) And what a great way to remember your dad.

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April 30, 20110 found this helpful

What a beautiful tribute to you father.

Judi

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May 4, 20110 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea, very special!

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