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.

Cooley High School, Class of January,1941

My mother, Jmae Dorothy Weaver, graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit as part of the class of January 1941. Mom should have graduated in the following June Class, but had been skipped a semester in grade school to put … Continue reading

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Mom wasn’t born with a silver spoon, but she did have a silver cup.

I found this little mug when I was clearing out my parents’ home a number of years ago. Never saw it before I ran across it in trying to determine what was of value (financial and sentimental) and what was … Continue reading

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I never knew from where this came.

This very painful to grab ahold set of cut glass was always on the dinner table whenever the good china was hauled out for special dinners. That is, until Mom decided to have a more “modern” version of serving pieces … Continue reading

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Mom’s Stemware

As long as I can remember the china cabinet in my parents’ home contained a number of these stemware pieces. Mom called them wine glasses and sherbet glasses. The number of these decreased over the years. I can attest to … Continue reading

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The things my grandmother saved …

This miniature tea cut was always in Grandma Florence’s china cabinet. It happens to be one of the items Grandma stuck a note inside: Besides having a note in my grandmother’s handwriting, this gives the provenance of the item: From … Continue reading

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Welcome to America!

On this date, 189 years ago, 25 September 1832, 27 year old Gottlieb Weber arrived in New York from Amsterdam, Netherlands, aboard the Konig Albert. Gottlieb was my Great Great Grandfather. Gottlieb was born 7 January 1806, in Schomberg, Wurttemburg, … Continue reading

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Which came first in Hummel’s — Grandma or Mom?

This pair of Hummel Figurines was purchased by my parents on one of their trips to Europe. Umbrella Boy” Goebel Hummel Figurine #152/0 A TMK1 Incised Crown – Little Boy Under Big Umbrella After A Rain Storm! – Value @ … Continue reading

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Grandma Florence liked sit-arounds

When my grandmother passed away in 1981, my mother and aunt split up a number of the items they liked. My mother got a number of Hummell figurines. The Boot Boy is the only one that survived being damaged over … Continue reading

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Coffee? Tea? d’où viens-tu

The label on the bottom of the cup is: D & C France The label on the bottom of the saucer is: D & C France L. Bernard and Co. Limoges I found the cup & saucer on an auction … Continue reading

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Before there were Barbie Shoes …

What is left of my mother’s set of jacks. Before there were Barbie Shoes or Legos Blocks to cripple a parent, there were jacks. I can just imaging Grandpa Lee stepping on one and yelling “Leila Marie” or “Jmae Dorothy” … Continue reading

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