Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday: Dad's Elephant Matchstick Holder

This cute little elephant is an old matchstick holder that my dad, William Lee Brittain, purchased when he was a teenager. He was on a roadtrip with his mom, Edith Vivian Hunt Brittain, and grandmother, Jessie Luetta Halstead Brittain, from California to Oklahoma sometime in the mid 1950s. Grandma Edith and Grandma Jessie were both from Oklahoma, and they were headed there to visit family.
Along their way to Oklahoma, Dad picked up this little souvenir to bring to his dad, Woodie Leroy Brittain. Dad ended up with the elephant again as he grew up and, after he passed away in 2003, my Mom thought I'd enjoy it. It's ceramic, and the bottom is stamped with "Made in Japan."

Here's a picture of Dad, Grandma Edith and Great Grandma Jessie on their road trip. It looks like they were having fun!
Edith Vivian Hunt Brittain, Jessie Luetta Halstead Brittain, William Lee Brittain

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