Hi everyone, Hope all is well and you are looking forward to the weekend. I am as Mike is off this weekend and I always look forward to spending quality family time together. I may have mentioned recently Mike celebrated his 45th Birthday. Mike is a nostalgic type of guy. He loves things that are kitchy and conversation pieces, and that have meaning. He is so not generic and really likes things that are UNIQUE.....
( Hence, that is why he married me). My Mom sure knows him well, in fact she does better at the gift buying than I do. They have very similar tastes when it comes to food and antiques, and just in general. My Mom loves her son-in-law there is no doubt about it, and he loves her too! Well she found the coolest little bank for him at an antique store and I thought I would share it for my party today. If you do not know already We are original from Buffalo...Better known as Buffalonians, or known here in the South as HALF backs!....and YES we still route for the Buffalo Bills! A recent find by my MoM for Mike's birthday was this cool little Buffalo Billy Bank.
FIRST a brief HISTORY
on the Bank
The Buffalo Savings Bank building is a majestic focal point in Buffalo and its banking history. Its design and sensibility toward the city around it easily outstrip those of its modern neighbors on Main Street.
The bank was chartered in 1846 as the first savings bank in the city. Among the founding trustees were Millard Fillmore
, who became the 13th president on the United States and Nathan Kesley Hall
, who became Postmaster General.
I remember this bank well as a child...the big clock would fascinate me....
K...now onto the cool find.
Meet Buffalo Billy. He is a little piggy bank. Mike was thinking he must have been given to kids back in the day when they opened a savings account (those were the day huh?) We could not find any history on the piggy bank.
He sits proudly on Mike's pub!
Next to a picture of my Dear Grandfather when he was in the Service.
Now that I have mentioned we are still fans of the Buffalo Bills....it goes along with my theme for Miss Jenny'sRainbow Alphabet party. COLOR BLUE!
~ My son Jack pretty much lives in his Jersey and the colors are Blue and red.
Here is a picture of Jack in his Jersey along with my cutie pie sister.
I know I shared one 2009 X-mas picture of the boys, but here is a different shot of both of them in their Jerseys. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can join me this week in My weekly GARAGE salen party. I have so much fun looking at all your fun finds.
Sorry my Link is up early, I hit publish by mistake and I do not want to go back and edit....so we are starting the party early this week...it will run til Monday:) Thanks again.
Joining in with
And Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality
Labels: Alphabet Thursday, Garage salen party