Monthly Archives: February 2021

Grandmother Weaver’s Dining Room Chairs

My great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee Weaver, had six chairs around her dining room table. At the time of her death in 1945, my grandparents, her son and daughter in law, stored the complete set in their basement. Over the … Continue reading

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Sometimes a break for fun with technology is just required.

Esther Jenks Lee Charles Norton Lee My Great Great Grandparents, Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks Lee. Grandfather Lee was born on 13 March 1833, to Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee. He passed away on 23 October 1905, in Southfield, … Continue reading

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Grandma Weaver’s Secretary Has a Long History

My Great-Grandmother’s secretary sits in the front hall of my home. It has had a varied history since it sat in Grandma Weaver’s home on Tireman in Detroit. Grandmother used it as a desk with its pigeon holes and two … Continue reading

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Happy 122nd Birthday, Cousin Pearl!

My first cousin, twice removed, Pearl Geneva Churches, was born on 21 February 1899, to George W. and Ora Lee Churches. Pearl was my grandfather’s first cousin. At the age of 22, on 4 August 1921, Pearl married Ortheldo Miller, … Continue reading

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Grandma Was Hope Filled!

My Great-grandfather, Casmear Pramasis Koontz (call me C.P.) was a cabinet maker by trade. He learned from his father, Ezra Peter Koonz, who was also a cabinet maker. He made this Hope Chest for his youngest daughter, Florence Marie, my … Continue reading

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Some toys can jog happy memories of generations

This horse and wagon was a childhood toy of my grandfather’s. It would be a strange toy for a 21st century child, but Grandpa was born in 1893, so it was right modern. This must have been a favorite since … Continue reading

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Happy 232nd Birthday, Cousin George Washington Comstock!

232 years ago, 5 February 1789, in Smithfield, Rhode Island, my first cousin, 6 times removed, George Washington Comstock, was born to Ichabod and Sarah Jenks Comstock. His parents were part of the new country that apparently revered George Washington. … Continue reading

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Take a seat!

This chair belonged to my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa (Lee) Weaver. I am not sure of the age, but Grandmother Weaver died in 1945. The chair resided in my grandparents’ attic from the time it came into their possession until … Continue reading

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