Sunday, April 23, 2017

Photo Number 2574

This is a photo from the antique shop in Crosby Minnesota.

Three women Crosby ant

Three women obviously related but unknown.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Photo Number 2573

This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Child in chair DL ant

A really cute unknown child in a chair, all  dressed to go outside!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Photo Number 2572

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Royalton Minnesota.
Grantland people Royalton ant
Grantland people Royalton ant back
True       Grantland
Anth Dell
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Update from LarsI:
Maudie Truedell Martin Grantland Born Jan 13, 1914 Arkansas died Nov 20 1966 in Texas. 
Claud "Buck" Grantland Born 1907 in Texas, Died 1971 in Texas. 
They are both buried in Rose Lawn Gardens Brownsville TX

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Photo Number 2571

This is a photo from the antique shop in Royalton, Minnesota.Kitty Stearns Royalton ant
Kamrath was the photographer in Wells, Minn  According to the Minnesota Historical Societie’s Photographer Directory he was in Wells from 1898-1899.
Kitty Stearns Royalton ant back
Kitty Stearns 15 yrs
Grandpa Pennys sister  cousin   Died Young
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Update from Iggy:
Kathryn Stearns was born on month day 1881, to Joseph S. Stearns and Kathryn J. Stearns (born Penny).
Joseph was born on July 30 1845, in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co, NY.
Kathryn was born circa 1845, in NY.
Kathryn had 8 siblings: Joseph Stearns, Frank Stearns and 6 other siblings.
Kathryn passed away on month day 1902, at age 21 at death place, Minnesota.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Photo Number 2570

This is a snapshot from The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Jim O donnel Tin Ceiling 

Jim O donnel Tin Ceilingn back

My big man.  Jim ODonnell

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Full Circle 155

This Full Circle began when Iggy left me a link to Find a Grave, I left a message at an email address there. Photos there had been added by a family member, in this case a cousin but he sent me an email address of another cousin who was a Grandson.

I wrote:

Hi  I have a blog that features a old photo every day. 
Your cousin thought you might be interested in  a photo of Katie Kiplinger?  Or K Hazel? 
Here is the link.  I am happy to mail you the photo if you would appreciate it.  Connie at Forgotten Old Photos

Hello Connie,
 What a grand project you have undertaken!

  I appreciate the effort.

  I would be glad to have the photo. I’m not sure that it is my grandmother, but it must be. My grandfather grew up in Waterloo, IN, which is the next town from Auburn. They lived in Denver. I’ve never heard of her being called Katie, but it fits. I have a distant cousin that moved to MN. Maybe that’s how it got there.

What do you want for the photo? If not for you, I can make a donation from PayPal.  
   Thanks indeed!
   Katie Kiplinger Auntie Flo ant Number 2558
Photo Number 2558  Katie Kiplinger
Hi Ken, So happy to hear you want the photo!  I will get it in the mail on Friday.   I looked for a long time at the two photos at Find A Grave.  They were taken at such different ages.  She was so tall!!
I usually send  one photo to family with no charge, it is a kindness to pass on someday to someone else.   I do appreciate reimbursement for postage, but it is not necessary.   Donate something to someone someday!

I hope you will let me know when you get the photo.  I usually write a Full Circle Post after the photo has gone “home”  so anything you would like to share about her would be great... I enjoyed reading her obituary she lived a good long time .

Connie at Forgotten Old Photos

I sent the photo off in the mail.

HI Connie,
Thanks so much for the photo! 
My grandmother was an amazing woman in her time. She was a school teacher before she got married. 
She was incredibly active in the Colorado State Grange. I believe that she was the first woman president of that organization. A little research could probably prove that. 
She WAS tall for a woman of that time, but I think only 5’7” at her peak. My grandfather was only 5’2”, so she looks much taller in the photo of the two of them. 
She was in a weekly bowling league into her 80’s. 
She was very active in community drives during WWII, as she had 2 sons involved in the war, as a bomber navigator and also a medic. 
She was very active in the local Methodist church. 
She was a prolific canner. Having survived Then Great Depression, she let nothing go to waste. I have never had pickled crabapples anywhere else. They were amazing! When she moved to a nursing home for her final years, we cleaned out the cellar, and there were food items from 20 years previous in there. I even ate some.
My grandparents ran a subsistence farm until the 60’s, when they started selling off their land in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge. My father used to say that during the depression and WWII, they would sell butter to buy margarine. 
I hope this gives a little insight… 
Thanks again!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Photo Number 2569

These are some more photos from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Mike 7 12 months Tin Ceiling

Mike 7 12 months Tin Ceiling back

Michael and Girlfriend 1954 Tin Ceiling

Michael and Girlfriend 1954 Tin Ceiling back

Yesterday we had the little boy on Easter Sunday, I think these are all the same child.

Easter Sunday age 2 12 Tin Ceiling

Easter Sunday age 2 12 Tin Ceilingback


Too bad we don’t know what Michael’s last name is.  He would be about 65 years old.  In the first photo he is sitting in a thing called a Baby Tenda… I have many photos of me sitting in one.  It was square with a seat in the center and a child could sit in it and play with toys or eat.  It was perfect for keeping small children off of drafy floors.

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