Found in a box of my ancestors stuff

SandieGarry

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Both of my grandfathers were carpenters. My paternal granddad died way before I was born. My maternal granddad dies when I was 5 months old. When the family place was cleaned out, I got a small shelf that most likely was made by him. Just the thought of his hands building it gives me goose bumps.
 

RoseRed

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My paternal grandfather kept everything from his family. His gfather and gmother came over from Cornwall, England in the 1850's. I became the recipient of everything years ago because of my interest in my family history. Now that my Dad died, the family name died and we have no one to pass it on to. I think there is a library up in NY or Canada, where they settled, that I can contribute to them.

My maternal G mother and family came from Norway in 1928, which makes me 2nd gen American. That's a whole other story.
 

Gilligan

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I became the recipient of everything years ago because of my interest in my family history.
Being the dead end of the paternal side of my family branch, I ended up in possession of enough family heirlooms, records, etc to start a small museum. I always wondered what in the heck would happen to all of it when I passed on. Then it all went up in smoke in 2012...problem "solved"..:(
 

RoseRed

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Being the dead end of the paternal side of my family branch, I ended up in possession of enough family heirlooms, records, etc to start a small museum. I always wondered what in the heck would happen to all of it when I passed on. Then it all went up in smoke in 2012...problem "solved"..:(
Neither my niece or my daughter want any of it.
 

Gilligan

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Neither my niece or my daughter want any of it.
Fortunately, I had lent a lot of the pictures and records from my grandfather's WWII service to a museum in North Carolina that was keen to get it all. That was only a year or two before the fire. I also had a bunch of records and pictures in a briefcase over in my office...still packed from a family reunion on my maternal side that was held in Alabama in 2010. But the art...the furniture....the "stuff"...all gone.
 
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