Tuesday, February 19, 2008
More goodies in Mother's keepsakes
For some reason, my mom saved this crocheted thingie; is it a bib? If so, there's no button to hold it onto a baby's neck. My grandma crocheted; I wonder if this is something she made.
I found, among other papers, my maternal grandmother's birth certificate. Not the original, but one made in 1952.
I'm sure my cousin Pauline, the family genealogy person, has told me this already, but if so I had forgotten: My grandma's parents were both born in Pennsylvania. Hey, that puts me a little closer to jolly old England, does it not? Am I a descendant of British ancestors? Perhaps royalty?
Cliff's comment, when I mentioned Pennsylvania, was, "So you're Dutch?"
Anyhow, Grandma was the second child born to her parents; her daddy was twenty-four years old when she was born, and her mother was twenty-two.
I realize all of this means nothing to my readers. I'm just meandering like I always do when I've been digging through Mother's keepsakes.
Here's a picture for you:
On the back of this, my mom's Aunt Ada wrote a note saying that this is her half-sister. Wow, that would have been a lot of hair to try and keep clean back in the days of no running water.