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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...

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That Lucky Bamboo Brooch

That lucky bamboo broochA young woman in her 30s begins the long journey from Ft. Worth, Texas to Okinawa, Japan.  It’s the early 60s and she is on her way to meet her new husband, a Marine who is stationed there.  Life has been a rough go so far with a difficult first marriage and then life as a si...

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Miss Thelma's Recipes
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Miss Thelma’s Recipes

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 kn...

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