Sunday, April 19, 2009


Carolyn was born in Bath on Hudson, New York on April 19th - but we are not sure of the year. The family moved to Illinois as soon as she could travel - probably within the month. For some reason - I was the only person in my family who knew this. We believe she was born in 1889 or 1890.
Once I asked her how old she was and she said she didn't know because her records were burned in the Great Chicago Fire. Yes, the fire of 1871 - but I was a little girl - I didn't know and I believed her. Years later when someone asked her - she laughed and said she didn't know....and then added that once she told someone her records were burned in the Great Chicago Fire.....and she laughed REALLY hard. I was a college girl at that point - and I said "You Stink Pot - that was ME!!"
When I found this photo and showed it to her - she laughed (we laughed ALOT) and asked if I noticed how she had her pinkie finger stretched out on the parasol handle - she had a new ring and wanted to be sure everyone saw it.
And I'm sure she made the hat!
Thank you for giving me the gift of YOU


Joyce said...

Oh what sweet fond memories of your grandma- the memories of laughter. Happy Birthday Mary's Grandma! xoxo

Ronda Laveen said...

She seems quite an intriguing, keep you on your toes, kind of lady.