Day 49; WW1 Mementos; My godfather Mark pictured here has owned his own antique store for close to 30 years. Over that span he has come into contact with many amazing items that he has either shared with me or told me about. This year a man came into his shop and sold Mark his entire great grandfathers World War 1 collection. When asked why he was selling it all the man said was he needed to pay bills and all this was "just stuff". The collection included the soldiers helmet, canteen, medals, 3 bibles he carried and wrote in, a piece of a propeller off of a WW1 fighter plane, his own hand made trench art, a Japanese katana sword and a german helmet. This book though was the personal favorite and something that would make this whole collection appeal to museums and history buffs. It was his very own handmade journal featuring his enlistment and discharge papers, letters to his wife, facts about the planes he was flying in, newspaper articles about the war, food menus where they stopped and ate, prayers, snippets out of books, photography, you name it. Looking through it made you tear up and cherish the lives and freedoms we have thanks to men like him.