Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

Share a photo of what “relic” means to you — it could be your still-running 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback, an historic building in your town, or an old, rusted farm implement poking up through the long grass in a field.-The Daily Post

This year’s trip to Hong Kong, although it seems like involved a lot of eating (and kind of turned into a foodie trip), it wasn’t.  It was for family.  One main reason was to see my aging grandmothers as much as I could.  The other was to see other family members and also to visit my dad’s resting place as we moved his ashes to Hong Kong.

As much as those were the reasons, another was to help with the final move for my grandmother’s previous leased apartment (before she moved to a nursing home).  Its a hard trip down memory lane because everything in that little space has been with me for every single visit to Hong Kong.  It was a constant in my life and all those antiques had its own place.  I think everyone who helped out really felt connected because of the things we dug up around the house packed away into boxes, drawers, etc.

Lets revisit a childhood item that wasn’t mine but probably one of my darling cousins.

Street Fighter set of bowls

Street Fighter set of bowls

Then we have the more visible gigantic Blackwood furniture thats been there forever. These took up most of the space.

Blackwood Antique

Antique furniture

Tucked behind old photos of my grandfather were the linings with old newspaper.  Remember we are in Hong Kong and it used to be a British Colony so check these ENGLISH newspapers out…

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post, October 1938

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post, 1938

I had to show a few pages because I mean look at the inside, it has an advertisement for Ovaltine, which is a drink if you haven’t heard of it.  And there’s Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.  I have a few more pictures of the newspaper.  But serious, 1938! I’m still wrapping my head around that.  It was pretty cool 🙂

I could’ve gone with buildings for relic because I love historical buildings but I think little historic and more personal goodies to share was more in line with this.  Its a piece of history that even if I didn’t live it (the 1938 bits, to be exact), it felt like I was connecting with my family, especially the grandfather I never met.

What does “relic” mean to you? Join into the challenge here or drop me some comments 🙂