My sister Priscilla reminded me of the photograph that hung on the wall in our great grandmother's house in Angelica. For a moment I thought she was thinking of the huge old photos behind the door in the hallway, but those were of our great and great great grandfathers. She was referring to the photo of great grandma herself.
Several years ago, in 2007, I had an email from a distant cousin whose great great grandmother was a sister of our great grandma. He had read one of my blogs and found a bit on his own grandmother. Shawn sent me piece of research regarding the sisters. It read "Tillie and my mother
Maude as they grew up were the Belles of Allegany County, my mother a beauty
with golden hair and her sister, Tillie, a lovely dark haired, brown eyed
beauty." I asked Shawn if he might have a photo of Maude, but he didn't.
Fast forward to 2015 and an email from another distant cousin whose name is Cindy. CIndy had also read one of my blogs and was kind enough to send me a photo of her great grandmother. Her grandmother, Maude, is on the left, and ours, Tillie, with the fancy hat, is on the right. Aren't they beautiful? And the photos, perhaps not displayed together for over a hundred years, are now side by side. I think they count as a treasure.
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