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More Empty Boxes and Family History

In the continuing effort to declutter and organize, I emptied two boxes yesterday, throwing away some things, settings aside others to donate to the thrift store, and saving a few things to give to David. Today I reboxed four boxes today, condensing them down into three boxes that are labeled and organized and now […]

Thinking of My Grammy

Today would have been my Grammy’s 105th birthday! I have a lot of fond memories of my dad’s mom, including her molasses cookies (her cookie jar was always full!) and playing the card game Kings in the Corners with her. I still have her cookie jar, but I don’t remember how to play Kings […]

Thursday’s Treasures – My Grandmother’s Paintings

These are two of my most valued possessions, oils painted by Mabel Austin Gibson:

Country Lane oil by Mabel Austin Gibson

Deer in Woods oil by Mabel Austin Gibson

My paternal grandmother was a talented artist. I have a few books and sketches from her youth which show early artistic talent. But […]