1908 Easter Greetings

1908 Easter Greetings

“Ducks are not in it when you can get chickens like these. W. R. B.” – This was the Easter Greeting sent to my great grand-mother. I wonder if the duck reference was intended to be taken at face value, because these chickens look good, or if it is related at all to the many…

love letter poem circa 1905

Love letter from circa 1905

It’s a mystery who sent this love letter to my great-grandmother, circa 1904-1908, but she did seem to have several suitors. I can say it was hand-delivered, but other than that, the person did a pretty good job hiding his identity. She married my great grandfather, Clarence P. Duck, in January 1909.   Dear Mary:…

antique salt cellar dishes

Heirloom salt cellars

What does your salt shaker look like? We have a salt grinder, actually a set of Haida patterned salt and pepper grinders: Great-great grandma had these “salt cellar” dishes. I didn’t realize they were called “salt cellars” until I started doing a little research. They are certainly cute little dishes, bearing the same pattern as…