Monday, October 15, 2012

Windows

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I love time spent with my ancestors…choosing favorite pictures, writing a bit about their lives…a little “visit” with them in my mind…

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Two more pages added this week to my Character Album…rather like small windows into their lives. On this page,two of my favorite women—my 4th great-grandmother and my 2nd great-grandmother—her granddaughter. 

Taken on an extended visit to her grandmother, I’m sure Louisa held this image very close to her heart when Ida was far, far away…

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Louisa was a skilled tailor and dressmaker.  A very old needle and needle package from her time was just right to illustrate this…

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Some Victorian-age black buttons that I’ve been holding on to…seemed like a good time to finally use them.

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Another one of my favorite women.  My husband’s grandmother, Vie…

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A Wisconsin farmer’s wife, ardent suffragette, and member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union—occasionally elected president in her area…quite a busy woman!

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A bit of very old crocheted lace was just the thing for her border, along with a partial string of an old pearl necklace…I liked the clasp just hanging there like that…

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As with my other pages, a word or two chosen to describe the women placed on their photos…

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Looking forward to time spent with more of these wonderful women who went before me in the pages ahead…

Julie