Recently, my parents have been cleaning the clutter out of their lives, which has inspired me to do the same. I've had the words of Faye's recent post on Oh! Darling going through my head (especially the part about saving old sketches/sketchbooks. I'm really bad about that)! Although the focus has been getting rid of stuff, I did acquire my great-grandmother's "Top Notch" Brass King washboard. (The slogan printed on the other side says "The board will do the work," haha). It survived decades of laundry, and a had a brief career as a prop in Annie Get Your Gun in more recent years.
I plan to hang it somewhere in the kitchen. I never met my great-grandmother, but I feel thankful for her life (and lifetime of hard work) whenever I see this washboard.