Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sorting Saturday - The Time Capsule is Sorted. What I Learned.

Alas, it's time for the Time Capsule project to come to an end for now. This has been a fun project which has given me a glimpse into the life of my great grandmother Frances Lowe who lived from 1871 to 1964.

I have learned a little more about Frances as a person. Namely that she was a certified school teacher in both her birth state of Colorado and in Montana. Her teacher certificates must have been very important to her, to keep them (and in such good condition!) from the early to mid 1890s until her death in 1964. (Click here and here to see them).

Frances loved to work with her hands and I've been blessed with several of her creations: her crocheted doilies, the hand sewn and beautifully embroidered dress.

Due to Frances' love of her family, I've learned and obtained several genealogically valuable documents. There are the numerous birth announcements of her grandchildren and great grandchildren (they even still are in the envelope they arrived in); original sources containing primary information and direct evidence of birth and parentage. Also the family photos, graduation announcements, letters from friends and family, and the list goes on.

Frances' belongings and these posts are now safely preserved so that hopefully someone in the future can enjoy them too. I imagine the Time Capsule will be revisited from time to time as we learn more about Frances and her family.

Here are links to the other posts in this series as well as a couple of related articles:

The Time Capsule
First Steps
The Time Capsule's Top Layer
Part 2
Teacher's Certificate
Teacher's Certificate #2
Baby Shoes
Sewing Anyone?
Help! Do You Know What This Is?
Frances' Necklace
A Bottle of???
More Stuff To Sort
Pictures, Announcements, etc.
Pictures, Announcements, etc.
Preserving the Time Capsule
Sorting Saturday - The Time Capsule is Sorted. What I learned.
COG-Scrapbooking Your Family History! Frances Lowe
Treasure Chest Thursday-You Are My Treasures

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  1. Thanks for sharing it--I really enjoyed this series!

  2. Great post! It was fun to read about all the details you learned!

  3. I've enjoyed your series very much. You are so lucky to have her items. Thanks Michelle.

  4. Great post! Thank you for sharing all that you learned. Cheers! Irisheyes.