It’s an archaeologist’s kit.
My mum just finished and sent off to me four, count them, four family projects. One is a family history book about the Mennonite side of the family, one is the survival book my mother’s mother wrote (notes – really – that got turned into a book), my forebear’s (not lineal) book of copied out poetry, and my unca Barry’s book about his family’s adventures in Reunion Island.
What a haul for me and what an incredible amount of work by her. Jeff and Barry and I believe Mary assisted with it, and I did transcribe some of the poems although I gave up and handed it back to mOm before I was completely through. I just found the poetry so Depressing.
Anyway, mOm in another life you would have been an archaeologist, so I hope you like your kit.