Last week, my post centered around my great grandmother, Mary Minerva Smith Felmy, and her sister, Elizabeth Smith Benfer. This week, I'd like to focus on my great grandmother just a bit more. Although my information on her is pitifully scant, I do have a few splendid photos of her.
I have no idea exactly when this photo was taken, but based on the dress style and an estimate of her age, I'd say it was sometime in the mid to late 1880s.
This is the Felmy clan that Mary and her husband, Frank, produced. Based on the hairstyles and my grandmother's age, I'd say this was taken in the 1920s. Top row, left to right: Mary Felmy Fisher, Verna Felmy Miller, Sarah Felmy Shaffer (my grandmother). Bottom row, left to right: Franklin Felmy, Ida Felmy Herman, Mary Minerva Smith Felmy.
And finally, we return to the garden, just down the path from where Mary and Lizzie had their photo snapped. Great Grandma is wearing the same dress; perhaps that was her favorite "going to town" dress. Again, I wish I knew what year this was taken.
Another of my great grandmother's "interesting" recipes:
TEA LEAF WINE
2 quarts of leaves
1 gallon boiling water
Let stand for three days. Strain and add:
3 1/2 pounds of sugar
1 tablespoon yeast
white of one egg
Let stand three more days, then put in a jug
Personally, I think I'll stick with a nice pinot grigio.
For more Sepia Saturday posts, clicky => HERE