Saturday, January 7, 2012

Virtual cedar chest

Thanks to Geneablogger Anita Wells for the wonderful idea of creating a virtual cedar chest, with photos of family heirlooms - scarce in my family, so I especially treasure the few items we do have:

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Grandfather William Schlegel - Prussian permission to emigrate document

My father had no idea this existed, until my aunt gave this to him shortly before she died.

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Grandmother Sarah Schwartz - Glass fruit bowl

Per my mother, this was an inexpensive purchase made in NYC for everyday use, it is the ONLY remaining possession of my grandparents that I know of.

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