Monday, April 11, 2016

Just Life| Tale of Three Persian Carpets

There are two small Persian carpets in my bedroom. One used to belong to my late Grandmother and the other carpet is from my childhood home in Tehran.  Every morning, I see these two carpets and my mind is flooded with childhood memories.

In another room, there is another Persian carpet which was a gift from my mom.

My Grandmother's Persian Carpet

I imagine one day in the far far future, my daughter would point to these Persian carpets and share a memory of us with her own child. How wonderful that would be.

Since Persian carpets last for a very long time, I imagine these small carpets would travel from one generation to the next.  Hopefully, our names and who we were, would also be traveling from one generation to the next.

Persian Carpet from my childhood home

If you would like to learn more about your family's history, please ask the Reference desk about the library Edition of

Also, volunteers from San Joaquin Genealogical Society are available to help you with your family history.  These volunteers are available at the Cesar Chavez Library every first and last Tuesday of the month from 10am-1pm free of charge.

Signing off until next Monday- Panteha