March 02, 2011

Old Bruton Snuff Box an Unlikely Treasure

Old Bruton Snuff Box

   Of all the things people collect, I'm sure an old cardboard snuff box is not something highly sought after, but for me it is a treasure.
   It brings back memories of my mom from long ago.  My mom was from the old school, so to speak, she was born in 1914 in a time when using tobacco and snuff was an everyday part of life.  Bruton Snuff was what she dipped, she chewed King Bee Twist, and a plug tobacco, like Day's Work.  I have been looking for an old snuff box like this for a long time.  Yesterday, I decided to advertise over Tri-County Spotlite a local swap shop program in a nearby town.  Only minutes after I advertised for it, I received a call from a man that said his mom thought she had one at her home in Tennessee, and they were going down there and they would look for it and call me back.  They had exactly what I was looking for, and didn't even want to charge me for it.  How precious is that?  Of course I wouldn't take it for nothing, my husband finally got him to take $10.00 but, he really didn't want to.  What a kind thing to do for a stranger.  I was so grateful.  I hope you find your unlikely treasure.
Many Blessings.


  1. Treasures are like beauty it's in the eye of the beholder! We all treasure things that bring happy thoughts to our minds.

    I treasure an old can that has the top cut off it, because I saw my Mom & Grandma's use them to chop cabbage to make sauerkraut!

    Memories come in all shapes & sizes!

  2. Oh, that brings back memories to me. My Grandmother also chewed...I think it was called twist of hornet tobacco.....She would sit on the front porch and chew and spit into the yard. I can remember sitting with her and thinking how does she do that. Precious! Thanks for reminding me of such wonderful thoughts of days past. You are really good at that. I appreciate your love for the simple things in life. Blessings!