Thursday, January 22, 2015

The House My Great Grandmother Lived In

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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Jo said...

WOW!! That is so cool. Who would have thought...You're so luck to have the treasures.

harknessangels said...

How wonderful!! I love family heirlooms like those!

Laura said...

crazy how that works right? my dad left home at 12!! and was a game guide and then worked as a logger and then went on to become a semi professional hockey player all before he was twenty!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What an amazing story and what a talented lady your grandmother was! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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