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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Grandma Jo Baker's sugar bowl

This is one of Grandma Jo Helen Baker's treasures, it tells a story about her. It says that she loved beautiful things and had a very feminine streak under that farm woman exterior. When I was a small girl she worked in a neighborhood thrift store. I imagine looking at the broken and repaired lid that it might have come from that shop. Someone had discarded it and Grandma still saw beauty in it so it came home with her. Grandma and Grandpa didn't have much money, many of the things they owned were rescued cast offs from others. This is a trait she passed on to me.


  1. Just beautiful

  2. I'm glad you have it! And I love the lid....

    1. Thank you Cindy! You know how I love my old "junk"!

  3. What a great treasure to have. Welcome to Geneabloggers!

  4. Welcome to Geneabloggers!

    Regards, Grant

  5. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
    The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist:

  6. Saw your blog listed at Geneabloggers, congratulations. Your post made me remember my own grandma and how she used to love to display her chinaware for all to see, they were a real beauty. She was so proud of them. She would put away the old dishes and get her new one's out when ever special guests would come over.

    Take care,

    Moises Garza
    We Are Cousins - My personal blog about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy

    Mexican Genealogy - Blog where I help anyone with Mexican Ancestry get started with their Family History and Genealogy.

    1. Moises, I'm glad it made you have fond memories of your Grandma.


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