Author Archives: Pat Shaul

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.

Keys to it all …

I found this keyring at my parents’ home when we were clearing it out. I sort of remember seeing it at my mother’s parents house. There are seven keys on the ring and a tag. The tag in the middle … Continue reading

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Grandma Weaver’s Plate

This plate resided in my mother’s china cabinet. Always as a display item in the dining room. First on display in the mahogany secretary, then in the dining room hutch, and finally mounted on the wall with other special plates. … Continue reading

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Salt and Pepper – times gone by.

This sterling sliver Salt Cellar (and spoon) and Pepper shaker was always in my grandparents’ china cabinet. I must admit I never noticed it or asked about its origin when there was someone who could give me the details. My … Continue reading

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Grandma Florence kept time

My maternal grandmother, Florence Marie Koontz, had this watch and I found it at my parents’ home as part of the cleaning out. The engraving is FMK and the date on the fob (right photograph) is 1905. The clip fob … Continue reading

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Grandma Florence Collected Depression Glass

Some of the items that was prevalent at my grandparents’ home were a number of these pink glass items to which I really did not pay a lot of attention growing up. Another “wish I had asked.” After Grandma moved … Continue reading

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Grandpa was a loyal Texaco employee

As long as I can remember, my Grandpa Lee was a Texaco man! Grandpa was a Sales Manager for the region — basically, as he explained it, he got into his puddle-jumper and made the rounds of the gas stations … Continue reading

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Aunt Essie’s “sugar bowl”

As we were clearing out my parents’ home after my father’s passing, I found this among the items my mother had accumulated from her parents’ home. The bowl has no marking as to it’s provenance, but the real treasure is … Continue reading

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Another Found item from my grandparents’ attic

An blue wood puzzle block that was in my grandparents attic that we used to drag out just to prove we could put it back together. It was a childhood toy of my mother and aunt. When you take the … Continue reading

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Happy 335th Birthday, Grandmother Lee!

335 years ago, 23 April 1666, my 7th Great Grandmother, Abigail Elizabeth Stevens was born in Guilford, Connecticut, to Thomas and Mary Fletcher Stevens. Abigail married Edward Lee, son of Hugh Lees, in 1687. They were the parents of six: … Continue reading

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Another refugee from my grandparents’ attic

I am not sure why my mother decided to save this little table that was always in her parents’ attic (at least during my lifetime). Possibly, because the upstairs room was shared by her and her sister and the table … Continue reading

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