Researching these surnames; Baker;
Shaw/Oldham; Denby/McMaster; Pollack/Skeen; Jones/Miller; Skidmore/Mossberger; McDaniel/Otts; Dawson/Morrison.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Grandad Casey's belt buckles and a special treat for Karin

 Here are a few of Grandad Casey's belt buckles that I talked about in Tuesday's post. The one on the top was worn for many years. To Grandad it represented the Appaloosa horse breed he loved and raised. The horse on the buckle looks a lot like Ogallala Chief a Grand Champion stallion born into his hands. The other buckles he made himself while they lived in Arizona as snowbirds, Grandma hated the cold Midwest weather. Silver smithing was a hobby he picked up in Quartzsite along with rock hounding and gold mining. If you look closely in Grandma Vera's jewelry box you can see her buckle that matchs the one on the right. I wonder what happened to the belt with his name on it? I will have to ask my mom.

This picture is for my dear friend Karin, I'll let her explain it!


  1. Oh my!! I was often invited to go with Liz and her family to visit Grandma and Granddad Jones. I loved to to their place as Liz and I had so much fun hanging around all the horses. Grandma Vera let us wear her cowboy boots which I thought was the greatest thing since sliced bread! One night I woke up as I needed to us the bathroom. I walked in, flipped on the light and those above set of chopper were starring right at me! YIKES!! I'm sure my screams woke everyone up. Good to see them again LIz, thanks for posting..:)

  2. Thanks for the comment Karin! He also did "tricks" with his teeth which was always good for entertaining us young 'uns. Used to scare to heck out of my friends!


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