Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Special Trip

One of the main reasons for the trip to Indiana was to see my aunt Clara Belle. She was married to my dad's older brother Everett Crum. She has always had the sweetest nature. Loving her and her home has always been easy. She and I both like old things with family connections. 

Aunt Clara Belle 
is a young 98!

She gets around better than I do!
 The cousins met at her house and posed in front of the fireplace. 

She tucked under her legs and got up from that sitting position with total ease. 
She is amazing!

Her home is charming and full of family heirlooms. She showed us that old bucket and said that long ago it held peanuts.

The following information will explain about the blue chest.

"Everett Crum's great grandmother Catherine Smith came from England in 1840 when she was a small girl with her parents Edward Smith(B-1785 D-1864) and his wife Elizabeth, and brothers and sisters. They brought their belongings across the Atlantic Ocean in an old blue sea chest. It has E. S. on the end of the chest.  [ Currently in the possession of Clara Belle Crum]"

These spinning wheels are on either side of the fireplace. 

 This corner cupboard was once in my grandmother Crum's house.
I remember it and where it was located in her parlor.

Many of my aunt's treasures are old, beautiful, and unique.

I am so thankful she is doing well. She is such a blessing to the Crum family.


mary Eldred said...

I enjoyed reading the whole thing

BitsAndPieces said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for your comment.
It was a special trip full of great


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