Tag: Misc

Stewart Family Photos

I purchased this batch of photographs at Antique Warehouse Mall in February 2017. This return is a bit different than the others. I photographed and posted all the images to a family tree on Ancestry.com for anyone that may be searching for family since I wasn’t able to track anyone down myself. A year later, […]

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Dorothy’s Wedding Record Book

I’ve had Dorothy’s 1940s “Bridal Chimes” wedding record album, which I purchased from Antique Gallery, for a couple of years.  It’s a beautiful record book published by C.R. Gibson & Company in Norwalk, Connecticut, and purchased as a gift from Dorothy’s friend Marie at The Goldstein-Migel Company in Waco, Texas.           […]

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José the Chihuahua and his Paper Doll Family

I found these two 1950s Christmas cards in a box of stationary purchased last year at thrift shop Mid-South Outlet. They each came with four removable paper dolls (that fit right in Santa’s bag!) with the each person’s name, or nickname, on them: Buddy (Francis the father), Betty (Betand the mother), Lynda (their little angel), […]

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Billie McCall Gray’s Book of Poems

I found an old address book at Second Time Around Flea Market in the Summer of 2014. It had been repurposed in the 1970s by an older woman named Billie McCall Gray into a book filled with typed and handwritten poems and writings, along with clippings, drawings, and a few pieces of mail.  I attempted […]

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Four Baby Birth Date Plates

I found these four adorable little plates at the Goodwill Riverdale Store on the 27th of March 2015. They were 99¢ each, so you know I just had to buy them! It didn’t take very long to find the owners of the plates, I found all of the “babies” on Facebook the same day. But […]

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Maxine and Leonard’s Music Career

I found these music papers at Antique Warehouse a few months ago.  They once belonged to a woman named Maxine Beel and her writing partner Leonard LaCour.  They both wrote music in the 1950s.  The papers include a letter from Mr. LaCour to Mrs. Beel, sheet music for a song called “Night Wind”, a recording […]

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My Mom’s Favourite Necklace

About ten years ago my parents’ house was robbed and the thief stole a lot, if not all, of the jewelry. One of my mom’s favourite necklaces, a star necklace my father had given her in 1975, was among them. She has been upset about losing that necklace ever since. On 25 February 2015, I […]

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Juanita’s Wedding

I got these papers, along with a bunch of others not belonging to Juanita, at Antique Warehouse a few months ago.  They came in a wonderful old suitcase which I didn’t take the time to go through until just last week. Juanita got married at the end of 1945, but they were still celebrating into […]

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Civitan Club Honor Certificate

I found this certificate at Second Time Around Flea Market in January of 2015. I did some research on ancestry.com and was quickly able to find the granddaughter of the man who received this wonderful certificate.  After contacting her on Facebook on 29 January 2015, I was able to return it to her in person […]

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Blanchard’s Twin Brother was a Cub Scout

I found Jimmy Tual‘s Cub Scout Graduation certificate at Second Time Around Flea Market. I can’t remember when I found it, because I kept it for quite a while. I thought it was cute and I like Cub/Boy Scout items. In December 2014, I decided to look up the names on the certificate. I was […]

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