Monday, May 19, 2008
I'm still obsessing over genealogy stuff, so I thought I'd share a little. This lovely woman was my paternal grandmother's sister. Her name was Celia Colvin, but I always knew her as Aunt Ciel. She was a generous, fiesty, sentimental, determined, and fiercely independent woman. I have yet to investigate precisely when this photo was taken at the Paley Studios in New York City, but I will do my best to get all the details. One interesting note. Can you see the bracelet on her right arm?
It's mine now. When my father first passed it on to me, after Aunt Ciel died, I wore it every day. Eventually I noticed that the "CC" etched into the gold was starting to fade, so I took it off. But I love to take it out of my jewelry box now and again and look at it, run my fingers over the raised design, and think of my Aunt Ciel.
There *has* been knitting! I finished the first mitten of the latest pair for the Cheyenne River Reservation, and started the second. Unfortunately, my sister's sock didn't get any attention today. However. The day is not yet over!
Tomorrow, I hope to be able to share some very special news with you. So stay tuned.