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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Old and Plain Spoons

After my grandfather's death, I took these spoons because nobody wanted them. I didn't have a clue who the previous owners were.
Through research, I discovered they belonged to my great-great and great-great-great grandmothers.
The top initials are LAL for Laura Ann Lowrey
The bottom initials are HN for Harriet Newell

Laura Ann was born Sept. 3, 1820, died June 14, 1892

Harriet Newell is the mother of Laura
Harriet was born March 3, 1794, died June 17, 1878


Heather Rojo said...

I think it's wonderful to have the spoons, the research, the genealogy and to know that generations of women have cherished these spoons!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you Heather. I enjoyed it. (No more spoons left to discuss.)

Les said...

It's great to be able to reach back in time like this.

Carol said...

WOW! Great post and story and the spoons are lovely.

imagespast said...

How fortunate you took the spoons before they, and their history, were lost forever! :-) Jo

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

Loved learning about your spoons. Such treasures. And I'm a big fan of "plain". We use the word elegant around here.

Barbara Poole said...

Les, Carol, Jo and Susan, thank you all for your comments. I am very lucky to have them, I love the mother daughter connection.

Michelle Goodrum said...

I've really enjoyed these posts. You have such treasures. The topic catches attention right now since I am going through the same thing with our family "stuff".

Barbara Poole said...

Michelle, one of these days, I'm going to use them for a day, maybe go back in time. Good luck with your treasures.