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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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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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Kemper County, Mississippi
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Finding Madge – Kemper County, Mississippi

Finding Madge – Kemper County, MississippiWith Miss Thelma’s canned goods safely tucked in the back seat, we headed off to the 'big city' of DeKalb, county seat of Kemper County, Mississippi.   Our destination?  The Kemper County Historical Museum.   Miss Thelma put in a good word for us since the m...

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