Monthly Archives: January 2016

I’m a Craft Junkie: Knitting the Baa-ble hat

I have always been a crafter, and I attribute that back to my grandmother, Ola Askew McKinley. Her passions were sewing, quilting and crocheting; I wonder why she never knitted? My mom tells me that although my grandmother couldn’t follow … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: The Carnival Glass Collection

When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, then they often become items that are tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the time to identify your family heirlooms history … Continue reading

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West Haven, CT: 1935 High School Yearbook

This 1935 West Haven, Connecticut High School Year Book belongs to Paul Hilcoff; he recently bought it off a paid site as it was the year his father, Milton Hilcoff, graduated from West Haven High. How awesome to find your father’s … Continue reading

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The Early Portable Potty: The Slop Jar

Special thanks to Kimberly Johnson of dvn ms kmz time travel and her “potty” post at https://dvnmskmztimetravel.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/wake-me-up-before-you-go-go/   It was Kimberly’s post that had me remembering about my grandparent’s potty; Thanks Kimberly for the reminder. Please check out her “potty” post – it was quite entertaining! Although … Continue reading

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It’s National Handwriting Day: January 23, 2016

Today, January 23rd, is National Handwriting Day – so named in honor of John Hancock’s birthday; an honor bestowed upon him as the first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. When was the last time you put pen to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Coca-Cola Thermometer

When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, then they often become items that are tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the time to identify your family heirlooms history and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: The Egg Basket

When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, then they often become items that are tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the time to identify your family heirlooms history and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Grandmama McKinley’s Kitchen Must Haves!

When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, then they often become items that are tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the time to identify your family heirlooms history and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: The Embroidered Signature Tablecloth

When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, then they often become items that are tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the time to identify your family heirlooms history and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – Welcome 2016

Well we’ve finally reached Day 365, and tomorrow we start counting another year down – a new continuing circle of events… Its been a long year and even though I didn’t blog a weekly ancestor story this year in the … Continue reading

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