Thursday, June 11, 2020

Great Grandmother

Our family lost relatives during the 1918 Flu Epidemic.

This fact is made more poignant during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

I am thankful that I have items that once belonged to my great grandmother, who adopted my grandmother after her mother died.

Antique quilt

Pretty Dress
Pretty Dress

Hat, gloves, and bling!
Accoutrements for a fancy outfit

I never knew my great-grandfather, and my great-grandmother passed when I was a kid.

Somehow, I received a bedroom suite (dresser, double bed head and footboard, and vanity) also, and The Hubby and I use this furniture today.

Not only am I thankful for these objects, but of course am grateful for their open-hearts, who took in an orphaned child.

Jigsaw puzzle...it's hard!

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18 comments:

  1. What wonderful thankful things today. What treasures you have too. Wonderful.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

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  2. That is wonderful. It's lovely to have things to remember someone by!

    Purrs,
    Tama and Genji

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  3. Those are just fabulous items. Have you ever worn any of the accessories? I am blessed to have known three out of four great-grandparents. My one great-grandma lived to be 99 and died when I was 21. She was a strong woman!

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  4. That's such a special thankful and those things have the best memories ever. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  5. Oh my word each and everyone a treasure!! The quilt and dress WOW. I love both. The assortment of accessories are so fitting for your love of black. The shades are a wee bit cat eye like
    Hugs Cecilia

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  6. Those are so precious, and the fact that you treasure them is wonderful. It's good to be reminded that there have been other pandemics, we do tend to forget that.

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  7. Those are all precious items. We love the dress.

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  8. What beautiful memories of your great grandmother.

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  9. That is a beautiful quilt. She sounds like a kind woman. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

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  10. How wonderful to have such precious mementos.

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  11. Those are each one much liked by ME. I love things like that and have some from my own relatives who are gone.

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  12. How cool that you have these!

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  13. What wonderful memories and keepsakes from your great grandmother. I never knew any of my great grandparents, and my grandparents died while I was still a child.
    Thanks for the puzzle.

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  14. They are all beautiful and what wonderful memories. Your great grandmother had a heart of a gold. Thank you for sharing your family story. xo

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  15. Thanks for sharing your heirlooms. They are treasures beyond measure. I don't know anything about my great grandparents, not even a photo.

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  16. How special that you have those wonderful keepsakes.

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  17. It's wonderful to have a tangible link to one's past. I'm sure your ancestors are pleased that you have them.

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