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Thread: MY haul today!

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    You won't believe what I got today. I've been doing genealogy research on my family and my mother said she had a box of "stuff". I'm thinking pictures. Well, today I got the box and not only were there pictures in it, but there was 3 things in there that blew my mind!

    1)a notebook with original pages from a family bible, birth certs, death certs, and marriage certs (for my GGGGranfather and his wife)

    2) a woven spread -- and a note that says "my mother carded, spun and wove this spread right after the civil war", signed Rebecca Davis Webb (my GGGGrandmother).....WOW!!!! And it also had a handful of homemade linens...I don't know anything about linens, so I've got to research...

    3) But best of all -- this woven glass beaded purse!!!

    Now THIS is what I call a haul!!!! :mrgreen:
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    what a gift!

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    Man, what a great haul! You struck gold with that box.

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    You really hit the mother lode today!!! Congratulations :D:D:D

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    Wow, that was a great find.

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    Amazing!!! To be able to have information going back that far is truly a gift. And to have a woven spread, linen, and a purse is truly a treasure. Lucky you!!

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    You are truly fortunate :mrgreen: Most of the time things like that are disposed of as "trash"

    Glad you got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie0808
    Amazing!!! To be able to have information going back that far is truly a gift. And to have a woven spread, linen, and a purse is truly a treasure. Lucky you!!
    Until 6 months ago, I didn't even know my grandparent's parent's names.......By accident I ran across my grandmother's REAL name and from there it's gone wild. Why my mother kept everything secret from me, I'll never know.

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    Wow, I would love to see the woven spread. I also spin and now learning to weave.

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    WOW! I would love to find stuff like that! :)

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