Yesterday, I readdressed the task. The "task" has been sitting in the corner of this very room, and under the bed, and in the trunk, and in the antique tool chest and in the attic for these several years now. I really need to get a handle on it and decide what to do.
Mostly, I have been shredding, shredding, shredding. Three bags full. Then, I've also been re-finding little treasures like the one you see below.
The first time I became aware of this newspaper clipping was one morning a few years ago when the pastor had stopped by to visit Nan. They were visiting in the back room while I worked on a blog post. I heard the pastor reading something that sounded interesting and walked down the hall to snoop. He was reading this newspaper clipping to Nan and she was soaking it all up with her face wreathed in big smiles. Oh how she enjoyed that morning!
Until this morning, I had no idea where that newspaper clipping had gone. I did two things: 1. I typed it up 2. I posted it *here* just in case you'd be interested in reading it. Posting it back there seemed like the most logical place.
Then, just as I was feeling all smug and satisfied, I tucked everything back where I found it and stumbled upon this.
< insert thud >
That's right, Nan's parents' wedding invitation. How far is this going to go?
Here's a picture of my great-grandparents. They made quite a cute couple I'm sure, but why are there no photos of them together? (None of my grandparents together either for that matter.)
|~Alice Maude and Fred (Nan's Parents)~|
|~210 East Main Street Gloucester, Massachusetts~|
Here's a photo of Nan on her Grandmother Corliss's porch along with said grandmother and Nan's mother.
So, are you the family historian? If so, you have my sincere sympathies. ☺