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Mark Dixon

Rather than a grandmother, the woman in the center is actually my GREAT grandmother: Mary Luetta (Gick) Payne (1868-1954). She was born not long after the Civil War and lived into the age of (early, tiny-screen, wood-cabinet) television. This was probably taken a year or two on either side of 1950. As for this room interior, it seems to run counter to all of today's rules against heavy brown furniture and window coverings.

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Reading this article was fun. My grandparents passed away before I got to know them And all the pictures either one of them took, were horded by other relatives who swore they didn't have them. I have an obituary picture of my grandfather. But my mother said little about him because she thought he had something to do with her mother dying early in life. I've often wondered what it would have been like to have know either of them. These stories made me smile and they made me sad. But the smile was worth it. Thanks. This should be done more often.

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Patricia Dowd

I loved this article! I am the custodian of my family's photos since my Mom passed on, so these all warmed my heart. I love looking through our photos and make sure to pass them along to other family members. My brother had been estranged from the family for 40 years and when we got back in touch, I made a photo album of all the pictures I had of him so his lovely wife could enjoy them, too. The photos below are my maternal Grandparents: he, a singing waiter, died before my Mom was even born and Grandmother, a seamstress, died when Mom was 5 years old. When my Mom passed, I wasn't too sad, as I envisioned a family reunion up there. The 2nd photo is my brother when he was just 3 years old in our backyard in Queens, NY. In addition, I have received many photos from my cousin, who I had not seen in many years. She lives in another state and whenever she comes across a photo, she sends me a copy along with some more memories. She knows a lot more about my adopted Granny than I do because she, her parents and her brother lived with her. So glad to be able to share all the memories from the article, I truly enjoyed it!

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