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Riverside County, California, United States
I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 24 times over and a great-grandmother of 13. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I am a Board Certified genealogist and more information on all this, as well as direct contact info, is on my Circlemending website.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - 24 June 2010 - The Singer Sewing Machine


One of Mom's favorite childhood "toys" (see yesterday's Wordless Wednesday) - I have the stewardship now.
Rest in Peace, Mom (gone 16 years today)

2 comments:

  1. I had one like it that belonged to my husband's mother. I don't know if it was hers or a sister's toy. My daughter now has custody.

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  2. What a treasure! Is it a working sewing machine, or a toy?

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