A few days ago I shared a post about my grandmother's flag, given to me by my mother which I had stored in a flag case.
Now I am sharing a little story about another treasure, and though it did not come from my grandmother (whom I called Granmolie) and was never owned by her, it is about her.
Here are my grandparents on their wedding day...taken by her father, my great-grandfather, C. Will Fisher, who was a professional photographer, just a bit over 100 years ago... If you notice Granmolie's bouquet is pinned to the waist of her wedding dress
Some years ago, my mother's youngest sister Clela (Kitty, Key) whom I called Tia Yankey (hey, don't blame me...I was already bi-lingual at the age of 15 months when my twin brothers were born and she and Granmolie came to visit us where we were living in Cuba) - since tia is aunt in Spanish, and Key was what my mother called her, I I started calling her Tia Aunt Key which turned into Tia Yankey in my Spanglish vocabulary.
Photo: My Tia Yankey, about the time the twins were born.
Anyway, a few years ago, Tia Yankey, who was very talented with her hands and could make anything she set her mind to (or fix just about anything!), made replicas of Granmolie's wedding dress, flowers and all, and dressed dolls in the outfit.
One of the dolls was given to my mother. My mother's doll came to me. I bought a wooden framed shadow box to house mine and it now sits in my office.
The back wall of the box was covered with homemade paper that has leaves in it; I placed the card my aunt made with one of my Granmolie's wedding photos, the card saying who made the replica and a little porcelain raccoon at the bottom right edge - for the connection, read the flag post.
The angle is not the best but it was the only one that didn't show my reflection on the glass.
I love family treasures!