(family tree, baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.

I have a lot of these things on hand and in files. But I attended a garden club meeting at a friends house and she had a very ornate family tree chart that looked like it had been made over 100 years ago, so you know I was immediately drawn to it.  She had it framed in a very simple frame, nothing fancy, to add age and character. It worked!

It wasn’t until I read the names of her children then looked up and seen her & husband’s names as the Parents. I was stunned – captivated. Some things don’t have to be decades old to appreciate hanging on the wall. But if you have an original it’s certainly worth framing. It will add charm to any room.

A true heirloom that I’m sure her great-grandchildren will fight over.

To be elated at success and disappointment at failure is to be the child of circumstances; how can such a one be called master of himself? ~ Chinese Proverb