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The Family Artists

Lydia Ann (Maggard) Pease  (1860-1950) seems to have been the first known artist in the family.  She was a small, petite woman who bore twelve children, three who died in infancy.   328 more words

Pea / Pease

Family Heirlooms

After Grandma passed away, my relatives quickly began discussing which people would get to keep which items in Grandma’s home.  Grandma’s house contained many, many family heirlooms that had been passed down through multiple generations, and we wanted to make sure that everything stayed in the family. 989 more words

Loss & Grief

Something New

I have been collecting Pyrex for years but hadn’t really noticed. It sort of evolved (like the size of my hips). Recently, my sister has gone hog-wild crazy over the stuff, and with good reason. 413 more words


Tuesday Twigs: Wedding dresses

So this is my first cousin 2x removed Iona Kallstrom wearing the wedding dress of her grandmother, my great-great grandmother Marian Syphers Fuller (for fun?).  Marian was married to LeMay Fuller on 12 December 1883 in Scranton, Iowa.  95 more words


Replacement Pockets for an Antique Pool Table

Puppy Sadie should graduate from puppy school next week, so perhaps one of these days I’ll be able to get back to more crafty endeavors. Right now, though, she’s still extremely curious and eager to “help” (if by “help” you mean trying to pull the double-pointed needles out of my hands so she can play with a half-knitted sock). 730 more words

Shared wrist-ory

The moments I spent inside my Grandmother Virginia’s apartment as her soul embarked are heavy in the pit of my stomach even now, six years after her death. 629 more words


This is my husband:

He’s wearing his grandfather’s Stetson, which he inherited today as part of a treasure trove of Pendleton shirts and jackets, amazingly hand-tooled and buckled belts, and Grandpa’s distinctive gold ring. 158 more words