Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is inspired by the holiday season. I recently acquired my great-grandmother’s two scrapbooks of greeting cards that she saved and glued – and I mean GLUED to death! – onto pages that have turned brown and brittle since her death in 1939. From the looks of Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh’s pages, my need for order and logic did not come from her. Apparently she glued as she grabbed a card from wherever she had kept them, perhaps a bag, box or drawer. Smack dab in the middle of a parade of Christmas cards is a valentine or Mother’s Day greeting only to pick up again with Christmas cards soon to be interrupted by St. Patrick’s Day and Get Well.
Two scrapbooks full of HER memories! Here is just a small sample of beautiful Christmas greetings 1920s-1930s style.
Here is a card sent in 1935 from Mary Theresa's sister Delia Sheehan Christian (the one whose descendants on Facebook know nothing about her ~sigh~).
Merry Christmas y’all! Here’s to Happy Blogging in 2016!
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