Thursday, October 30, 2014

Going Forward - My Beautiful Grandchildren

I guess I'll finish Family History Month with a picture of my beautiful grandchildren! It certainly took some doing to get such a great picture and I'm grateful to my three lovely daughters-in-law for their considerable trouble. Kate Mower is a truly talented portrait photographer. If you are in the Phoenix area or can drive there, you'll want to dream about what your own family pictures might look like.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heirloom Cameo Pin

This is a cameo pin that belonged to my grandmother Aurora Kathinka Burke Bunnell. It is beautiful and I'm so glad that it came down to me. Heirlooms are wonderful aren't they? I think it is lovely that I have a few heirlooms to put in Miss Abigail's hope chest.

Aurora Kathinka Burke Bunnell 1903-1989

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Heirloom Crocheted Bookmark

In honor of Family History Month I wanted to show you this crocheted filet style bookmark. My grandmother, Minnie Irene Anderson Clements, made this for me when I was young. She made these bookmarks in different colors, for all of her grandchildren and many of her great grandchildren. It measures about 7.5 inches long and is about 2 inches wide. The thread size is probably 30 and the hook size was probably a 12 or 14. Very tiny and hard to work. This is a treasure to me.

Minnie Irene Anderson Clements 1886-1978

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October - Family History Month

October is national "Family History Month" and I am chin-deep in organizing and working on our family history. I have created two scrapbooks for Miss Abigail of her baby and toddler years and am working on other projects related to genealogy. One project will eventually be a scrapbook called "The Women You Come From" with stories to go along with these pictures. I love these women. Each of them are strong, beautiful and inspirational. I want to tell their stories to my children and grandchildren.
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