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  • Today while rummaging in grandma's attic a pile of old books were found. Mom was hoping to use the old illustrations as part of her jewelry making but soon changed her mind after finding several inscriptions in the front covers from relatives of generations past. This seems like a normal occurrence, finding items passed down through time from family members but this was different. Grandma claimed that these books had been bought at local auctions and yard sales years ago and she had no idea that the names in the covers were relatives of ours. Since my mom is a family history enthusiast she recognized the names right away. It was amazing to think that these books could've ended up anywhere but they came back to family. One book that resonated with me was a history book from the 1900s that had two short poems written in the cover by a young girl, a long lost cousin of the past.

    "Dec, 30. 1903
    Times are hard
    Boys are plenty
    Do not marry
    Til you are 20

    Feb 16 1904
    Snow on the mountain
    and I can't melt it
    I love you
    and I can't help it"
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