It’s been an interesting 10 days here at Island Ship Center, especially after the 2nd blizzard of the season on Wednesday!

My wife & I have been busy packing and shipping a lot of precious items, including some very personal mementos and relics.

This week, a Bible was delivered to Nichole in Las Vegas. She’s the daughter of a gentleman who fought in Vietnam and carried that Bible with him.  When Nichole was born, he was in Vietnam and received notice of his daughter’s birth on a piece of paper.  That same Bible was carried by his dad (Nichole’s grandfather) in WWII!

I was very honored and proud to pack & ship this precious item to Nichole this week:

Bible carried in WWII, then in Vietnam, then packed and shipped to original owner's granddaughter in Las Vegas

Bible carried in WWII, then in Vietnam, then packed and shipped to original owner’s granddaughter in Las Vegas

Included in the package to Nichole was also this frame of her maternal grandfather, who was a pilot in WWII and flew B-17’s:

Image of soldier from WWII who flew B-17's - packed and shipped to Las Vegas

Image of soldier from WWII who flew B-17’s – packed and shipped to Las Vegas

The same day that I packed and shipped personal items to Nichole, I had another client come in to ship some of her father’s belongings to her relative in California.  Her father was retired from the U.S. Navy and had recently passed away, so she was sending some of his precious items to the rest of the family in California.  Among these items was this Flag of Honor, given to her late father for his dedicated service:

Former Navy Veteran - Flag passed on to his family in California - packed and shipped

Former Navy Veteran – Flag passed on to his family in California – packed and shipped

And finally, I have a client who, at the ripe age of 84, ships interesting gifts to her grandchildren in Texas.  Here are two of the items she sent this week:

Shirt made in WNY from 1 dollar bills - for grandson in Texas

Fahim with Handmade Pueblo Shawl - March 2014 - Packed and Shipped to Texas

Fahim with Handmade Pueblo Shawl – March 2014 – Packed and Shipped to Texas

The first piece is a small dress shirt, made out of $1 bills!  It is handmade in Amherst by a woman artist. I held the 2nd piece so my wife could take the picture: It’s a handmade Pueblo shawl with an intricate design. Most of these shawls are now made by machine so this piece is quite valuable.

Thanks again for helping me and my family make memories for you and your families.

With effervescence and mirth,

Fahim Mojawalla

 

 

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