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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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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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Welcome to MadgesHatBox

Madge's Hatbox is dedicated to my grandmother, Madge Beals Meredith.

Ora Madge Beals was born on the 22nd of February, 1896 in Montpelier, Indiana. The family traveled by covered wagon to Kansas where Madge lived part her young life in a sod house.  At age 16 Madge informed her mother, Armenta Ja...

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