My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday -- Painted at age 80

This painting isn't particularly beautiful or unusual, but it hangs in my dining room and I look at it every day. My grandfather painted it when he was 80. I have the copper jug displayed below the painting. Apparently, he used it for holding water and swishing the paint off of his brushes! The evidence is on the inside rim. What was he thinking?


I believe the jug was purchased by him during one of his many trips overseas. Imagine Paris in 1927, bet he had fun. In the 30 years I've had it, I cleaned it once.

Very worn around rim, and thin band about to fall off.
Bottom of pot.