Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Kennedy Farm

Photo credit Fred Mecoy. Modified by Alice Keesey Mecoy





Monday, September 1, 2014

Amanuensis Monday: Pages from Annie's School Autograph Book


In 1863, Annie Brown, daughter of John Brown, attended the Fort Edwards Institute in Fort Edwards, NY.  Friends and supporters of John Brown supplied the funds that allowed Annie and her younger sister, Sarah, to continue their educations after Brown's execution.

Annie's autograph book, which is like a handmade yearbook, has been passed down through our family and is now my sister's most prized possession.

This spread from the book appears to be signed by a brother and sister who attended Fort Edwards Institute with Annie.

Transcription of left hand page:                                    Transcription of right hand page:

Yours Tremendously                                                     Allow me to remain yours very truly
S. A. Knapp                                                                   Maria H Knapp
F. E. I.
1863

I have not been able to find any further information on the siblings. 

Previous postings about the autograph book are here, here, here and here


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sentimental Sunday - Baby Shower for Me!


Newspaper article from the Humboldt Standard, Friday, July 10, 1959, Page 11



I love small town newspapers from days gone by. The fact that they reported on the really important news of the day, like who was going on vacation, who is back in town, and who attended a baby shower.

My Great Aunt Georgia and my Grandmother Beatrice were the hostesses for a baby shower that was held for my mother (and ME!) 3 months before my birth. My elder sister, Jane, assisted with the decorations and refreshments.

Most of the attendees are relatives and people that that I have heard stories about my whole life.