Thursday, July 5, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Treasures of Truth

One of my favorite family treasures is my mother's Treasures of Truth book.  For those of you who don't know, this book is more or less a scrap book that young LDS girls acquired when they started going to Mutual or MIA (Mutual Improvement Association).

I have one as well, but the cover of mine is ugly.  I searched and searched, but couldn't find any indication that they still make these.  Hers has the coolest looking page dividers. I scanned one of them, but I wish I would have scanned all of them while I was at her house last November.

The other dividers are for hobbies & interests, friends, and I think one is for education.  I can't remember them all.

This is the only collective place to get a peek at mom's personal history.  I don't know how many years ago I gave her a journal for Christmas.  How many pages have been written on you ask? None! Notta. Zip. Zilch. Zero!

I scanned a few of the things from the inside pages including her elementary school class pictures, dance cards, and this is a sampling of her artwork:

Did you ever make a scribble picture?  You know, when you close your eyes and let your pencil go wherever it wants to on a piece of paper?  Well that is how this drawing started.

Some time in the future I think I will make a similar binder for my granddaughters.

Leslie Ann


  1. Yes, your mom's Treasures of Truth cover is really beautiful. I'm sure my Treasures of Truth binder didn't have this lovely cover either. Hmm, I probably ought to go dig it out of whichever box I've stored it in.

    Your mom's drawing is really cool by the way.

  2. The books were given to girls in the church when they turned 14. The covers were all white. Many girls painted the covers on them. My mother's was done with pastel water colors and is beautiful.

    Your mom's is very beautiful too.



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