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Here’s to Dad on Fathers Day

Here’s to Dad on Fathers Day

on Jun 21, 2015

Here’s to Dad on Fathers Day Revisiting this post and adding some more photos. Happy Father’s Day to all the great guys out there.     As many of you know, this blog and my vintage shop on Etsy are dedicated to my maternal grandmother, Ora Madge Beals Meredith.   But today I am giving a shout out to my wonderful dad – Jim Hill whom I lost in...

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Miss Thelma’s Recipes

Miss Thelma’s Recipes

on Nov 17, 2014

Well Madge is 17 days in during National Blog Posting Month and so far so good, although this one got in just under the wire.   Miss Thelma’s Recipes   Regular readers know that MadgesHatbox is named in honor of my grandmother Madge Beals Meredith who was a milliner.  Little did I know, when I made that decision, an adventure was in store.  A chance...

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Finding Madge in MississippiA Granddaughter’s Journey

Finding Madge in Mississippi
A Granddaughter’s Journey

on Feb 15, 2014

Madge in Mississippi Opening an Etsy shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to de-clutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox, after my grandmother, was loving nod to her years as a milliner.   Then a chance remark by my aunt sent me on a journey in search of a hat shop my grandmother opened in 1917. Madge in Mississippi. After securing funds for...

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Finding Madge – The End of the Road

Finding Madge – The End of the Road

on Jul 20, 2013

As the car eased out of the motel parking lot, a thought was nagging in the back of my brain. Was I wasting my time?  Any contemporaries of my grandmother were long gone. Maybe too much time had passed.   This whole quest had begun by happenstance.   Opening a shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to declutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox,...

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Finding Madge – The Journey Begins

Finding Madge – The Journey Begins

on Jul 6, 2012

The journey begins Mrs. W. L. Steely Millinery 104 W. Main St. Chanute, Kansas, March 8, 1917 Dear Mr.  Liebstadler: “This will introduce to you Miss Beals, of Humbolt Kansas.  She is wanting some goods and also a trimmer for a few weeks.  You will confer a favor on me by doing the best you can for her.   . . . I will stand good for $50 worth of goods for her.  She...

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