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 co...
Finding Madge - Chanute Kansas
For those of you following along in the journey for information about grandmother Madge's career as a milliner, you might remember a previous post which including a letter from Mrs. Margaret Steely in Chanute, Kansas. That letter was one of the first clues I had a...
The journey begins
Mrs. W. L. Steely
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 ...