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DEAR DESCENDANTS
MEMORABILIA II
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CENTENARIANS (new content August 2002)
HANING PHOTOS
WRIGHT PHOTOS
BROOKS PHOTOS
PETTY PHOTOS
MORE PETTY PHOTOS
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PETTY AND BROOKS PHOTOS
BABY PICTURES
FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES
BROOKS LINE
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DAVIS/HAWK OR HOCK LINES
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HINCHEY/BARTLETT LINES
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DOCUMENTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE
HISTORY'S MYSTERIES
THE ANSWER PAGE
WHERE THEY LIVED
THEN AND NOW
THESE RELATIVES ARE NOT ABSOLUTE
BACK TO ADAM
FAMILY MEMBER KENNETH BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER ROZELLAH PETTY BROOKS
ROZELLAH'S EDUCATION
FAMILY MEMBER WILLIAM HENRY BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER GRANDMA FANNIE
FAMILY MEMBER GEORGE BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER EVA HANING BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBERS FRANK AND ANNIE HANING
FAMILY MEMBER WALTER PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER VIRLIE MASON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER ANDREW JACKSON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER SARAH ELIZABETH HINCHEY
THE LOVE STORIES
FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS
1936 NEWSPAPER
MEMORABILIA
MEMORABILIA II
FAMILY HEROES
VERSES
OUR MUSICAL FAMILY
OUR FISHING FAMILY
CHRISTMAS
CELEBRATIONS
RECIPES 1
RECIPES 2
GETTING GRANNY'S GOAT
TIDBITS
THE OIL BOOM
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY, PAGE 2
ABOUT ME
FUTURE HEIRLOOMS

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HAIR OF SOME ANCESTORS MADE INTO TINY BRAIDS
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REPRESENTED HERE ARE MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER AND ALL OF HER DAUGHTERS

The relic above is a mystery.  My guess is that it was a gift for the Petty family when they left Tennessee to live in Oklahoma for their daughters' health.  That would probably have been the year 1902.  All hair is red or auburn except the blonde braid attached to Cassie's.  The blonde one is the only one not identified with a name.  Since Cassie would not have been old enough to have a daughter at that time, I don't know whose hair that is. Each braid is tied with a bow of black lace that has begun to unravel. I have no idea what the penciled design means.  Below are the verses that Rosa and her daughters wrote on the back of the paper to which the braids were attached.

When this you see remember me
I am your friend in Tennessee
          ~~~ Rosie Mason
 
Remember still and bear in mind
That I will be a friend to you
When others are unkind
     ~~~Virlie Mason
 
Remember still and don't forget
The brown-eyed girl
That loves you all yet
     ~~~ Della Mason
 
If on earth no more we meet
May grace divine be given to each of us
That we may meet around
God's throne in heaven
     ~~~ Cassie Mason

THIS HANDKERCHIEF MAY HAVE BEEN A BIRTHDAY PRESENT
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Yes, Dear Descendants, for many years it cost only three cents to mail a letter.  At the same time, a postcard with its stamp imprinted was a penny.  Advertisers of the time often offered information about their product for "just a penny postcard".

Daddy's motto
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This always hung in my father's living room

We sent this to my mother from Hawaii
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This is a menehune doll. Menehunes are little Hawaiian elves.

A SMALL PART OF MY ANGEL COLLECTION
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GABRIEL, ON THE LEFT, IS THE ONLY ANGEL TO WHOM I HAVE GIVEN A NAME

Another view of my angels
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