My grandfather grew up in world my grandchildren would find foreign.

Grandpa Lee’s Napkin Ring

This silver napkin ring belonged to my Grandfather, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver. How do I know? Well, besides having been told so by Grandpa Lee, I was surprised to see his name had been engraved on the ring (of course that was only after I had spent some time with silver polish did the engraving become visible.

My grandfather was always a fierce dog lover. I am do not remember stories of him having a dog as a child, but his grandparents, Charles and Esther Jenks Lee, did:

1905 – Charles and Esther Jenks Lee, their son, Llewellyn, the horse, Traveler, and the dog

Not to be outdone by his Grandparents Lee, Grandpa also had a great sense of humor and used Bob, the dog, to help him in a prank photo:

Grandpa and Bob, his driver.

During my mother’s and aunt’s childhoods, the Weaver family had a mostly Wire Hair Fox Terrier named Pal. For a while they also had Great Grandmother Weaver’s Pug named Toddles. Toddles was known to get into the martini’s that were being poured by either my grandfather or aunt. (Of course, this was my mother’s story, so she was not part of the getting Toddles sloshed).

When I was a child, we got a Terrier mix named Colonel in 1956. Colonel and Grandpa bonded.

Grandpa insisted on being our kennel service whenever we went on vacation and could not take him with us.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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