By teejayrn - 18/12/2012 10:03
By Well then - 10/09/2018 03:30
By what434 - 08/03/2010 13:19 - United States
By Aleena Rashid - 20/06/2019 06:19
By Anonymous - 15/08/2017 11:30 - New Zealand - Auckland
By Anonymous - 28/04/2021 02:00
By Anonymous - 05/05/2012 12:07 - Israel - Ramat Hasharon
By Tymer - 23/11/2012 15:56 - Canada - Malahat
By juvenile friends suck - 10/01/2013 20:52 - Germany - Tangstedt
By Anonymous - 10/01/2012 03:30 - Australia
By Hatilic_ - 14/06/2019 20:00
By igotpride - 09/12/2013 21:01 - United States
By amywee - This FML is from back in 2009 but it's good stuff - United Kingdom
By Anonymous - 10/08/2015 19:54 - Canada - Burlington
By tiredofthis - 10/10/2012 17:38 - United States - Jefferson City
By heatherfeather22 - 31/07/2014 03:28 - United States - Ottumwa
By Anonymous - 24/09/2014 13:58 - United States
By Baby bird - 23/05/2021 11:01
By Anonymous - 16/05/2020 17:00
By Anonymous - 24/05/2020 23:00
By WiltedFlower - 31/07/2009 16:02 - United States
By Boobs McGee - 31/10/2016 02:48
By Anonymous - 26/08/2014 21:46 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tuzla
By Username - 07/08/2011 08:08 - Reserved
By Mith - 04/02/2009 10:56 - Poland
By NewBride - 14/08/2013 17:39 - United States - Lincoln
By great. - 02/01/2013 18:59
By Anonymous - 09/12/2010 12:19 - Netherlands
By i suck, this i know :( - 26/07/2013 22:11 - Malawi - Blantyre
By BluBaller - 06/04/2010 07:10 - United States
By Anonymous - 23/10/2013 04:43 - Canada - Winnipeg
By Tori - 29/10/2021 11:01
By TeenaIs - 25/10/2019 16:00
By What did I do wrong? - 04/09/2018 18:30 - United States - Manhattan
By Anonymous - 03/09/2017 20:00
By Anonymous - 19/06/2013 15:29 - United States - Richmond
By embarrassed - 03/07/2010 07:14 - Australia
By Anonymous - 31/03/2009 14:46 - United States
By Anonymous - This FML is from back in 2017 but it's good stuff - United States - Franklin
By Anonymous - 24/01/2013 07:17 - Canada - Winnipeg
By Anonymous - 12/03/2013 22:21 - United States - Berkeley
Add a comment - Reply to : #
Does she know it was a family heirloom? If not, did you tell her?
That's sad; a lot of people don't have appreciation for family heirlooms anymore! You should take it back!
2 - I'd be inclined to agree with you if it weren't for the fact that I've known some families to keep every damn lint ball passed down to them. If it doesn't have a practical use/value or sentimental value, there's no point in keeping or cherishing it. If you intentionally assign sentimental value to something, rather than let that value come naturally, you're in for a bad time (I'm sure that's where a lot of hoarders come from).
Honestly, though, does that not sound so disgusting to pass down so many generations? "Here--me, your grandmother, her grandmother, and HER grandmother all cried our husbands goodbye to war as we emptied our boogers out into this precious piece of cloth. We want you to put your boogers in it too and give it to your daughter." I think sentiment should only exist to the person who lived through a moment with something, not to people who didn't. I just don't get it!
Maybe she was sleepwalking? I hope so, because otherwise, that's pretty disrespectful...
It's washable right? Just let her know it's a cheap and unusual family heirloom and wash it. :P
Why yes, yes I do, but if a common, white handkerchief is given without explanation, it is hard to have sentimental value for it. If I had a kid, it'd be like me giving him a dime. There are plenty of dimes in the world and he'll think nothing of it unless I tell him "Your great great grandpappy fought in World War 1 with this. Keep it safe."
It may not be washable depending on what it's made of. And at 4 generations old, it might not live through a trip in the washer. A handkerchief is not that unusual a gift to a bride, if she's following the "something old, something new" rhyme. And I find it very unlikely that OP would have just given it to her daughter without explaining that it also belonged to grandma and great-grandma.
Who cares, it's just a handkerchief that's provably filled with 4 generations of germs. What a present that is. I mean I'd understand if it was a vase or something that she was mistreating, because that would last and it can be displayed and what not. What are you supposed to do with a handkerchief?
I've always said, if you want an heirloom to stay in your family for generations, pick something cheap and common. That way, when the greedy rat-bastard of the family comes along, he won't get a dime and his possibly not greedy son or daughter will still get something.
She's showing you how disappointed she is with the wedding present. Handkerchief?