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Another Treasure to Share ~

courtesy of Mary Sue Shusky ~ Mary Sue’s little bundle of treasures included her grandmother’s autograph book from girlhood. Mary Beedle Look Dilliard’s Girlhood Autograph Book (Circa 1870s - 80s) While I was not able to copy each page because the book is quite fragile, there are several good photos of its contents (not all quite legible) that I was able to capture to share with you here. Hope you enjoy this peek into history. . . . Read More . . .

Treasures from My Grandmother ~

It’s been a while since there’s been an “Irving” installment so here are a few family photos and a personal story… Irving’s grandparents (and my great grandparents), Oliver Childs Look and Catherine (Kate) Beedle Look, had five children, two sons and three daughters. The second youngest daughter, Mary, was my father’s mother and my grandmother. Irving’s grandparents, Oliver Childs Look and Catherine (Kate) Jane Beedle. Oliver was the son of Horace and Emma Look. The Look family lived in the Collins House two different times in the 1870s and 1880s . . . Read More . . .

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