As some of you might know, my grandfather passed away in January, and we have been working on moving my grandmother. In the course of packing her up, I found 4 old family Bibles that no one wanted. I took two of them and looked online to find more about them. It turns out that each of them are worth about a couple hundred dollars and have been in the family since the 1800's and were originally my great great grandfathers. This is kind of what they look like, except they are in english.
They are such beautiful books, I just wanted to venerate them as soon as I saw them, but I'm pretty sure my family would have thought I was crazy. The one is kind of in bad shape, so I'm going to take them to a book restoration place to see if they can repair it. I want to pass them down to my kids some day. It is stuffed with articles of family members who have passed away and with clippings of important live events. I'm usually not a nostalgic person, but these Bibles just kind of instantly clicked with me as if I formed some sort of immediate personal attachment to those who used to own them. Has anyone else ever had that experience?