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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Grandpa Baker's coffee biggin and cup

This is Grandpa Baker's French enamelware coffee biggin and his demitasse cup. Grandma Jo told me that he enjoyed making and drinking his morning coffee with this set up. Grandma was a perked coffee kind of gal and there was always a pot on the stove.

The thing that I find funny about this is Grandpa Baker was a big man, 6'4" and probably over 250 lbs. I don't have many memories of him but I do remember him being BIG! It makes me chuckle to think about his large hands holding that tiny cup. He also always had a pet parakeet or love bird. So there seems to have been a delicate side to this rough and tumble law man.

As you can see I'm still running behind this week on these posts, bear with me while I get the hang of this!


  1. Hi Liz,
    This is Nikki (Kristoffer's sister ;) These are so fun to read! I love genealogy and history. Thanks for making these public.

    1. Hi Nikki, glad you told me you are Kris' sister because I would not have known! I've been doing genealogy for a few years and become addicted! Subscribe or follow to get reminder when I post. Thanks for the comment. :)

  2. A nice family treasure and a great memory to go with it.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  3. Coffee Biggin. I learn something new every day.


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