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Finding Madge in Mississippi
A Granddaughter’s Journey

Madge in Mississippi
Opening an online 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 grandmothe...

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Finding Madge – Chanute, Kansas

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...

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Finding Madge – Scooba Mississippi

Finding Madge - Scooba Mississippi

Madge and Mr. Madge left Atlanta on Friday on our trip to Scooba to find my grandmother's hat shop.  We made it to Birmingham, Alabama by lunch.   Then, for several hours we wound through the rest of the state on two lane roads until we were over the border and ...

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