I bid you a warm farewell with this patriotic stand-up card, 7"wide by 10.25" high. These were produced by the National Tea Company at the turn of the century to give to customers or use as a display. National Tea Company was a grocery store that started out in Chicago and became a popular chain store, particularly in the Midwest.
Thanks again to my many faithful readers and the thoughtful comments and insight you contributed to this blog. I hope you enjoyed this adventure as much as I did. I wish you all the best.
February 13, 2014 - After finding a relevant and touching photo, I just updated the post on George Muhlig and his family with an addendum.Fighting to Clear Her Ancestor's Name
You may remember the numerous (and humorous) posts regarding Tracy Graham of Delhi, New York. Eventually, my research led me to his daughter Bernice, who is alive and well and still living in the the Delhi area. At 82, Bernice is not just sitting around. She is the Meredith Town Historian and has recently written a book entitled My Grandmother Mary Was Hanged. It turns out that Bernice's 7th grandmother was convicted of witchcraft and hanged back in 1663 in Connecticut. Apart from writing the history of the event, Bernice is trying to convince the State of Connecticut to exonerate her 7th grandmother. You can read more about the book in this Washington Post article or buy the book from Avalon Moon in Delhi, Dew York.
Update February 15, 2014. I just got another letter from Bernice today. She's at it again! Bernice just published another book, A Sheriff's Mounted Division in Delaware County New York, which details the history of the mounted division.
Jordena Flood Green Update
Recently I was contacted by a relative of Jordena Flood Green whose name is Linda. She didn't actually know Jordena, but she was contacted as an heir upon Jordena's death. It seems that Jordena had no close relatives when she died, and although she didn't have a huge amount of money, she had numerous accounts including a Swiss bank account. There was also evidence of a trust fund financed by a mysterious man. Jordena's relative said that there were also a number of photographs of Jordena on cruise ships and in Hawaii. If she sends me copies of these photos (wouldn't that be great!) I will add them to the post and let you know.
Elizabeth Brady Cabot Winslow
It's easy to understand why people are fascinated with Elizabeth's story, which is both mystifying and heartbreaking. I mentioned that we have some film footage from her modeling days. It has been transferred from film to a digital file. I have added a very short snippet from the film to this post. I only included a short segment to avoid confusion, since other models were also on this film.