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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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    Thats cool!
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    Oh, sweet! That must have been a FUN box to go through! That little purse is cute, so dainty!

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    Isn't it great when you get family memories.

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    How cool is that.

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    Wow. You must feel so overwhelmed! Put white gloves on before you touch any of the paper. I am not teasing! The oils from your hands is not good for the paper. Historians would bang your door down to get one glimpse of what you found. If you are not familiar with old old very old paper please research it or something. If you need a contact who has been doing it a very long time please send me a pm and I will do my best to put you in contact with him.
    You have a treasure chest in your possession. I am so happy for you. Goodness. /Regards, Dorothy

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    Family treasures are wonderful! I'm certain they will be cherished.

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    How special it is to have YOU find the treasures - too many people just don't appreciate things like that. You will give it the attention it deserves.

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    WOW! That gives me chicken skin! (goose bumps). The purse is beautiful! Better get some insurance on that stuff! And pics for the safe. This stuff is priceless....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    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.
    Do you have any contact with a family member that might know any of the family history?

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    Wow, what a great surprise.

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    Wow....what a great gift !

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    Holy cow! You are one lucky lady!

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    What a wonderful find!! I love the purse!!

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    Its all just precious!

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    That is so great! to have those family treasures.

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