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Grandma strongly disliked this chair …

My Grandma Florence always hated strongly disliked this chair. As long as I can remember it was in the corner of Grandpa and Grandma’s living room. Pretty much shoved to a place of no use. It was a “gift” from … Continue reading

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Grandpa Weaver’s Pocket Watch

This is my great grandfather’s (Lemuel Weaver’s) pocket watch. It was a wedding gift from my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee. (The smaller of the two watches belonged to my grandmother. More on it in a later blog). The hunter … Continue reading

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From Grandpa Koontz, 1857-1914

This is a very unusual piece from Grandma Florence’s collection of “pitchers” . The full text of what runs around the item appears under the picture. Written on the bottom of it, in a child’s print was the title of … Continue reading

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Grandpa might have been a little off his rocker

My Grandfather Lee [Weaver], born in 1893, had a child sized rocking chair; my grandmother also had a child sized rocking chair (with that much in common, no wonder they married). As a child, my brother, my two cousins, and … Continue reading

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Not Sure Why Grandma and Grandpa had this picture hanging …

This picture was always hanging in my grandparents’ bedroom. I never really understood why or what was the significance. Grandpa was a devoted dog person, had very little use for a cat as a pet. My mother and aunt were … Continue reading

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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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