"Children are irresistibly attracted to old drawers, or to the opening of receptacles usually closed against their inquisitive examinations. And mothers usually have places where memorials and tokens of the past, little trifles once the property of the departed, and articles reminding them of their girlhood and youth, are carefully deposited. There is a melancholy pleasure in examining these stores of things which affection has consecrated. The mind is busy with the past, and the thoughts retreat amid the dim and shadowy recollections of other days." - Rev. H Hastings Weld from The Star of Bethlehem, 1851.