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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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Before Velcro there were buttons …

And you needed help to button up your shoes / spats. Not sure if this was my grandmother’s or my grandfather’s (there are those WW I pictures of him in uniform with spats). And then there was Grandma Florence with … Continue reading

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We are a dog family —

These little dogs (the big one is 2 inches tall) were always on the kitchen windowsill at my parents’ home. They were my mother’s (just like the Coca-Cola bottle). I do not know who broke the one that is missing … Continue reading

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Great Great Grandfather Koontz – chillin’

Patent Application 430,963, Refrigerator, Ezra P. Koontz, Ligonier, Ind. Filed Sept. 1, 1888. Serial No. 284,364. Claim: 1 In a refrigerator, an inner compartment containing an ice-tank, and waste-water tank, in combination with a pipe leading from the bottom of … Continue reading

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Never knew the reason for this one, either!

I really do not know why it was always in the kitchen window of my parents’ home. It just was for as long as I can remember. The 2.5 inch bottle was one of the “things” Mom liked to keep … Continue reading

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El Burro

This aged alabaster burro lived in my grandparents’ china cabinet. A souvenir of a trip to Southwest in the 1930s. Never got around to getting more information, but when it was time to split up the things at my parents’ … Continue reading

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