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Pic #1 Two clay pots that were Grandma's. I believe one can be seen in the
background of the website photo of her in the yard at the end of her front porch.
Pic #2 The huge 8 gallon crock with lid. Mom said they used to make sauerkraut in this crock, and
also ice tea--she would joke about the "greasy ice tea". One time some bricks fell on the lid and
broke it in several places, but I kept all the pieces. Mike said the Amish can repair crockery---now,
to just find some Amish... A smaller 2 gallon crock, Grandma's wooden rolling pin, and an egg
crate with the cardboard egg holder in it. I think this egg crate would sit on or around Grandma's
little table in the corner of her kitchen where she stored some items.
(The radio was above the table.)
Pic #3 Mike restoring the "Spring Wagon"....
|Submitted by Joy Richter
#1 'The Bloomington Wonder Composition' This seems to be
somewhat of a lesson plan book. Contains math problems, and poems
written by Grandma. On the inside cover; 'Whitehall High School,
OakDale School, Lakeview experience'.
Dated on the first page, Jan.11, 1910
#2 High School graduation photo and report cards dated 1908-1912,
signed by 'Mrs. Helen Price'.
(does a photo exist of Grandma's mother?)
#3 Grandma's autograph book. On the inside:
'Miss Ruby Price, Christmas present by papa.
December 25, 1904.
#4 birthday card, on the inside is signed,
To Ruby From Harvey. No date.
#5 Grandma's bracelet that she is wearing in her high school
graduation photo, her hat pin, a broach; on the back is inscribed:
'Ruby Price Dec. 2?, 1910, and a lock of her hair.
|Submitted by Mike 7/9/06
Most of you know that I've been working on the "Spring Wagon" for some time now. I started
soaking nuts & bolts, in PB Blaster for over a year. It really has paid off...things are coming loose
without twisting off. Lance helped me lift the box off the running gear this weekend. Here's a view
of the progress.
It might seem odd, but I think of Grandma and my Mom while grinding away! That adds up to a lot
1. Wall poem, forever on the wall behind the rocker, near where the
Christmas tree was located/can be seen in many photos.
2. Saucer, part of Grandma's dish set. This dish pattern reminds me of
many fried eggs and bowls of ice cream.3. Check out the metal wall scenes.
These hung on the living room wall above the floor furnace.
4. Grandma's silverware in old spoon holder. 5. Small tin collapsible cup.
6. Curling iron. 7. Toothpick holder. 8. Slaw cutter-Mom painted black. 9. Recipe in Grandma's
handwriting. Behind the recipe is a small circular item. Mom told me that Grandma used this to
bake the sample of cakes to make sure they tasted ok. Also, she used this to make several layers
of cake to make the kid's birthday cakes. Mom painted this black also.10. Horseshoe (painted)
11. Recipe book. 12. See below for additional information about the framed items.
13. I've watched Grandma prepare many baked items with this
measuring cup, including mouth-watering gigantic
sugar cookies in the cookie jar..which I so treasure.
14. Platter used for Christmas divinity, and brown crock.
15. Mom told me that before they had electricity, she
completed her homework by the light of this lantern,
and when they first got electricity, Grandma
wore a hat to shade her eyes from the brightness.
16. I think that I remember a lot of mashed potatoes in this bowl.
Th 17. The items in this frame are treasures. It is so
great how Grandma made notations. This is a 1904
penny that Grandpa got at the World Fair in St. Louis.
In the right lower corner is his tie pin with the initial S.
18. This group includes one of Grandma's quilts on the left.
19. I'm fairly certain that the quilt on the right is Grandma's baby blanket. 20.
20. The white garment at the lower area is Grandma's wedding skirt...
yep, for real. I also had Grandpa's wedding shirt, but I gave it Melody 3
years ago. I couldn't help it because when I showed it to her she burst
into tears. No really, I was glad to share it with her.
There are also notations by Grandma pinned to these.
21. This has to be the ugliest treasure
that I own. It is a brooch given to Grandma
by Grandpa before they were married.
22. My most prized heirloom. Called "the bureau" I believe that it belonged to our
Great-Grandmother Price. Before my Mom rescued it, it sat in the barn for
50 years. It had at one time been painted white, and it looked atrocious, with
peeling paint, etc. Also, the mice had quite a time with the bureau, and on the
inside of the drawers there are sections eaten away by them. All of that takes
nothing from it to me. I had it professionally restored. The guy told me that it
is solid maple. He also said that after stripping the paint, he found a large area
on the top where ink had been spilled...wonder how long ago? It took quite a bit
of effort to remove the ink, and there are still a few spots there.
#2 Close up of pins and handkerchiefs
#3 washstand that was in her bathroom
#4 These numbers (1855) are written in pencil on the back of every drawer in the washstand. I don't
know if it is a date and the washstand was handmade or if the washstand was mass produced and this
would have just been an identifing number. Maybe the written documention could give us a clue as it
mentions who first owned the washstand.
#5 Documentation: (In Grandma's handwriting)
"This washstand I gave to L.C. It belonged to Ema's (Erma's?) great grandmother. I bought it at
"This is Laura C's washstand. It was Aunt Bertha's and I bought it at their sale after Bill died. I want L.C.
to have it. I told Beryl to see that she got it." Mom.
This picture shows Grandpa Schutz' cardboard "Rawleigh" shaving powder
container. Also, his gold cufflinks, "Modern Woodman" insurance lapel pin
and his gold watch chain. The chain is most interesting because it was given
to Grandpa Harvey from his father (Andrew M.) who it belonged to. If you are
fortunate enough to have a copy of the picture of the Schutz family with Andrew
and wife Caroline, along with William, Bertha, Carrie, harvey, Lawerence, Annie,
Lena, and George, you'll see the watch chain in the vest pocket of
Great Grandpa Andrew. Amazingly, the name of the jeweler who handmade the chain is etched into the
clip that holds the watch. Just think how old this item is!!!
It's understandable that we all think of Grandma Ruby since we all got to know her. I wish I knew more of
Grandpa Harvey. Just think, Aunt Beryl was 3 years old when he died and Uncle Ralph was 17.
This picture is of more Grandpa Harvey possessions. The old watch fob attached
to MY pocket watch (bought in 1955) is a metal of "Old Reliable" Coffee. Can you imagine him carrying
this in his overall pocket, pulling it out to check the time, perhaps to come in from the field!
|Submitted by Marcia Jackson 6/10/06
Some heirloom items in this picture
Grandma Schutz's lantern - has a ?star insignia
on it. A fruit jar; a brown fox fur; a white fur;
a valentine from 1911 that Grandpa Harvey
sent Grandma Ruby; a red and white quilt top;
the famous sugar bowl with the worn silver
spoons; an insulin bottle; Aunt Betty Young's watch chain and rings
(the note says she was born in 1870, and the watch box states the
patent was 1886, although Grandma wrote that she didn't have the
watch); an old white dresser scarf; the sucrets box holds some of
Grandma and Grandpa Schutz's hair locks, I believe?;?brass shoe nail
container?; one of Grandma's old yellow aprons; and of course the
coin purse. I remember Grandma letting me "hold" the coin purse,
but very emphatically telling me not to lose it and to hold it tightly. I
will bring some of the items to the reunion.
Does anyone remember the song "Saved thru'Jesus' Blood?" I found
the verses to go with the chorus in an old songbook and I'll also bring
that. Mom taught us that song years ago - one that Grandma used to
sing especially on wash day. (Wasn't that on Mondays?) Love, Marcia