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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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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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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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Some toys can jog happy memories of generations

This horse and wagon was a childhood toy of my grandfather’s. It would be a strange toy for a 21st century child, but Grandpa was born in 1893, so it was right modern. This must have been a favorite since … Continue reading

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And it keeps right on ticking ….

I was given this clock by my grandparents. It was originally purchased by my great grandparents Weaver – Lemuel and Effie. Their son, my Grandfather, remembered it from his childhood in the 1890s. It has seen some damage to the … Continue reading

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Happy 149th Birthday, Cousin Jim!

149 years ago, 17 January 1872, James Henry Weaver [my first cousin, twice removed] was born in Monroe, Perry County, Ohio, to William Powell and Catherine Eliszabeth Deaver Weaver. [Yes, a Deaver married a Weaver!] William was the brother of … Continue reading

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