Recently my cousin brought a beautiful large framed embroidery done by my Great Great Grandmother Mary. It always hung in my Aunts dining room, a place of honor. The piece was done prior to 1860, hard to believe before the Civil War. I am sure it has always been a very treasured piece. My Great Great Grandmother died at an early age, leaving my 7 yr old Great Grandmother Catherine. I am sure every time she looked at this piece she thought of her dearly departed mother. She passed the piece on to her daughter, (my grandmother) Mary. Then it went to my Aunt Catherine and then to her daughter Mary..........do you see a Mary Catherine Mary pattern here!
Here is Catherine my Great Grandmother on her wedding day December 25, 1883
Newlyweds James and Catherine Wilson Galbreath
The piece hanging on the Dining Room wall at 1515
Note written by my Great Grandmother regarding piece done by her Mother
To me it is hard to believe this piece in 150 years old and is hanging at 1515 for all to treasure. Thanks to my cousin Mary, and my family before her for preserving a piece of our family history.
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