Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Altered Mother’s Day photo album: Emily (Creager) Conover

This page of the altered photo album I made for Mother’s Day 2007 features my great-great-grandmother Emily (Creager) Conover. She was married to William Henry Conover, son of James Conover, Civil War prisoner and possible victim of the Sultana explosion. …
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Altered Photo Album: Lillian (Illie) Applegate

This page of the altered photo album I made for Mother’s Day 2006 is devoted to my great-grandmother, Lillian Illie (or Illi) Applegate. She married my great-grandfather, John Black Applegate, son of Emily Jane Reddick Applegate. Great-Grandma (or Grandma-Up-Dayton, as …
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Altered photo album: Emily Jane (Reddick) Applegate

                Here’s another page in the altered photo album I made for Mother’s Day last year: This page features Emily Jane (Reddick) Applegate. She’s my maternal great-great-grandmother, mother of John Black Applegate, my …
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Altered Mother’s Day Album: Minerva Alice (Hutchinson) Mount

This page of the altered photo album I made for Mother’s Day last year is dedicated to Minerva Alice (Hutchinson) Mount. She’s my great-great-grandmother. Her son, George Dale Mount, married Helen Conover, and their daughter was my Grandma Martha (Mom’s …
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My mother’s idea of a good Mother’s Day

I always feel a little ashamed as Mother’s Day approaches. There’s lots of talk on TV and in commercials about where to take mothers to brunch or dinner for a special experience, the kind of pampering a mother deserves on …
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Mother’s Day altered photo album

                Last year I wanted to make my mother a special gift for Mother’s Day. I had an old, dilapidated photo album with a broken lock that I’d gotten on eBay (I’d bought …
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The Inspirational Chocolate Pie

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, I’ve been thinking of not only my own mother, but of the wonderful women going back generations in my family. One reason I know about those women is because both Mom and her mother, Grandma …
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