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Mom Provides Us with Christmas

In the early 80s, my mother got caught up in ceramics. She was a dynamo once she got the feel of it. The iconic Christmas Tree was made for her mother-in-law when she mentioned she was getting too old to … Continue reading

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Stag – makes a great hat ornament

I am not sure why I started wearing a fedora again — might be a reaction to the doughnut hole bald spot on the back of my head; might be a flashback to my youth: I digress. The jumping stag … Continue reading

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Grandma graduated from High School in 1914

It was June 18, 1914, and my grandmother, Florence Marie Koontz, became the first female in her family to graduate from High School. Grandma was the third of five children of Casmear and Phebe Gardner Koontz, and the youngest girl. … Continue reading

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Back when there was a real militia

Lewis Cass, Governor In and Over the Territory of Michigan To all to whom these presents may come, Greeting: KNOW YE, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and valor of Morris Jenks I DO HEREBY … Continue reading

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Never mentioned when I was a child …

These two glass dishes were always brought out when the table was set with the good china and silver. Both were used for various relishes — pickles, olives, celery, etc. The thing that was never mentioned was where did these … Continue reading

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Antique, Early 20th Century Trumpet Vase

This item goes into the “wonder where this came from” column. I know it was at my parents’ home when we were cleaning it out before the Estate Sale. Based on what I could find it dates from the early … Continue reading

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Grandpa had a funny hat

My grandfather was a Shriner (32nd degree of Free Masonry). He was also a member of the Consistory (from the 19th to 32nd degree of Free Masonry) and a mason. He was proud of his heritage of being a member … Continue reading

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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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