Saturday, October 09, 2010

A memory of Mae and her mother

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.

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