Saturday, April 12, 2014
I reached out to a few of my aunts with the hope of putting its history together, but like time often does, the stories are mixed.
One version starts in Rocksprings, Wyoming in 1945, where the brown bassinet was given to my Grandparents, as the hospital was getting all new bassinet as the time.
Another version starts in Bauxite, Arkansas in 1944, where Grandpa Egan purchased the green bassinet at a military surplus store.
Regardless, the bassinet itself is nearing 70 years of age! Whether the bassinet was acquired in Wyoming or Arkansas, the other states it has traveled to are: Utah, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado.
The bassinet is all metal, on wheels, and the top "basket" can be removed. I'm thrilled to be using this for Baby Sweat, and to know that we will share in this piece of family history.
Knowing that this piece of furniture has cared for up to 16 babes, I know it'll keep Baby Sweat safe and blessed as it sleeps at night.
I'm also thrilled to be keeping alive a piece of furniture that my Grandpa Egan used. My Grandpa Egan was the ultimate non-waster. He didn't waste anything. And I'm sure he would be proud that a piece of furniture he got approximately 70 years ago is still in use and cared for today.