Here's to dad
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Here’s to Dad on Fathers Day

Revisiting this post and adding some more photos.Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there.As many of you know, this blog and my vintage shop 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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The End of the Road
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Finding Madge – The End of the Road

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 ...

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Chanute, Kansas
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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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