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Finding grandmother's treasures | Home Again


Last updated 11/26/2019 at 10:34am

I own a few of my beloved grandmother’s treasures from her childhood and early adulthood. A tiny blue purse, trimmed with clear glass beads. A formal photograph of her at age 8, unsmiling, wearing her Sunday best.

A milk glass cup inscribed “Mt. Vernon, Illinois”– her 1885 birthplace. A few family pictures showing my grandmother and grandfather, my mother and her two younger brothers at various ages, sometimes photographed with whatever the family automobile was at the time.

I wish I had asked more questions of my grandmother – and that I recalled more of her stories. I have unan...

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