Some of Jim's mother's things that she had intended for us arrived this week. This is a work bag that belonged to Mae's mother, Anna (the namesake of our Anna). It was always in Mom's bedroom taking pride of place right by the door. I never got to meet the first Anna, but did speak to her on the telephone shortly before her death. She knew that Jim and I were engaged and seemed pleased and was very sweet to me.
This is a wonderful old photo of the first Anna and I can definitely see our Anna's resemblance to her. She was also a needlewoman and that's one of the reasons I will particularly cherish this memento. Thanks, Mom.