My Great Grandpa, George Mangen, was listed as a peddler in the 1900 census. He was born in 1868 in Luxembourg and immigrated in 1889 with one sister. They settled in Chicago, Illinois. George married my great grandmother Eva Guill in 1896. ( I wrote about Eva’s confectionary store in an earlier Sepia post here). … More Great Grandpa’s Beer Wagon
I used to have marbles and played during recess in grade school. The marbles are long gone and I can’t remember how to play. I’m going to briefly change course but will come back to marbles so try to follow my ramblings. We frequently vacation in Wildwood, NJ. The photo below shows the sign that … More I Lost My Marbles But I Have a Story and Other Spheres To Share!
My mom kept the sheet music that my grandma Hazel Jagdfeld used when she played piano. Mom sent one to me because it has a ukulele arrangement and I take lessons on this instrument. The cover features Ruth Etting who was a Ziegfeld star. The music If I Could Be With You was published in 1926 … More Heirloom Sheet Music
Below is a photo of the Redstone School that used to be in Sterling Massachusetts but was relocated to Sudbury, MA. This school is the sight of the famous Mary Had A Little Lamb nursery rhyme. A girl named Mary Sawyer was dared by her brother to bring the lamb she was raising to … More Redstone School and Mary’s Little Lamb
I’ve got no kissing photos and dealing with a puppy and a 9 year old dog that wants nothing to do with him and the hubby is out of town, I am spent. The puppy decided to eat a shoelace today, the vet was called and wanted to induce vomiting. Not having the necessary antidote … More When nothing matches-roll out the dog picture!
My grandma, Hazel Jagdfeld played piano. Above is the piano she had while I was growing up. It is a Kimball piano and I think it was manufactured in the 1940s. I remember her playing it and showing me where middle C is when I wanted to plunk out a song with 1 finger. I … More Heirloom Piano
I grew up in the Southwest and have many photos to choose from. I narrowed it down to four. The first one shows me on my 7th birthday. It is taken in the front yard of our neighbor, Mr Murray. In his yard was a pottery statue of a man in a sombrero taking a … More Southwest Musings