My silverware is a combination from sets belonging to both grandparents. My Bishop grandparents had Gorham, the pattern is Fairfax. My Poole grandparents had the ornate pattern by Towle, called Old Colonial.
Both sets of grandparents married in 1918, one in Connecticut, the other in Illinois. It is clear that the women had different tastes.
|From each pattern I was fortunate to receive a setting of four.|