Treasure Thursday

Linda on December 3rd, 2009

I don’t know whether this stein came from Germany-Poland or not. It was last in the possession of my great aunt, so at one time it belonged to her parents and grandparents who immigrated to the US in the 1880s.  But these ancestors were also in the saloon business in Detroit before and after prohibition. […]

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Linda on November 26th, 2009

This is a bank that my mother had for as long as I can remember. I don’t know when or how she acquired it, but it was a permanent resident in our kitchen. I always loved the cream and pink colors as well as the adage for The Wise Pig: “Save a penny yesterday Another […]

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Linda on November 19th, 2009

My grandfather, Benjamin Bly (1890-1984), was a master tinkerer. He was always fixing and innovating in the little workshop in his basement. No shower in his 1915 Kansas City hour? No problem! A coffee can punched with holes and a hose section attached to the  basement plumbing made the house into a 1-1/2 bath residence. […]

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Linda on November 11th, 2009

This was one of my dad’s first cameras–it’s a Brownie Junior Six-16, manufactured between 1934 and 1942. Selling price: $2.75. Its film size was 616 and the picture size 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. My dad was an amateur photographer who took many black and white images while he was in college in the late […]

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Linda on November 4th, 2009

hese binoculars belonged to my husband’s grandmother and were given to her in 1903. They are engraved with initials: the first two I cannot make out, but they are not those of her eventual husband. It says, ” _ _ to M. W. -03-”  Lillian would have been 20 years old when she was presented […]

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Linda on October 28th, 2009

The Versatility of the Coffee Grinder Upfront warning! If you easily suffer from queasiness, you may want to skip my introductory posting on Treasure Thursday. If not, I will forge ahead with my story. Originally, this coffee grinder was used on the Bly family farm in Moberly, Missouri to–grind coffee!  I would estimate that it […]

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