This framed picture hangs on my Grandparents' bedroom wall. I'd seen the image before, and have a copy of it somewhere myself because it's just so neat. That's Great-Grandma and her husband and their oldest daughter... in 1905. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around that.
Remember this picture that lives on my fireplace mantel? Great-Grandma painted it that same year. When I first brought it home, I did the math and realized that she'd been seventeen when she painted it. And I assumed that she was a teenager, still in high school... because that's what "17" conjures up.
At seventeen, Great-Grandma was married, lived in a sod house, and had a toddler.
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