Week two up at Broad Street Magazine! So thrilled. How did I learn that my great-great-grandfather’s sister was an artist?
Second Broad Street Magazine Article on Family History Literature
Filed under Family history, Kin Types, Poetry, Publishing, Writing
14 responses to “Second Broad Street Magazine Article on Family History Literature”
What a fascinating mystery Luanne – it must be so tempting to compose fantasies about what may have been Jennie’s story – to give her a happy ending. We live our lives and fade away and all that stuff that seemed so terribly important disappears without a trace. Until some determined ancestor comes along and starts digging. It’s a wonderful thing you are doing!!
So tempting! hah. I agree with you about the fading away and then nada. I really like to think that Jennie would be thrilled to know that somebody else cares about her and cares about her art!!!
Yes, and I agree with you on that absolutely!
Makes me happy to think that!
Luanne, I went back and read about the oil stove. What a thing to happen to her!
Cynthia, I know! She was so brave . . . and so RASH! Imagine running right into the fire and grabbing it!
If it had been let to continue burning, the losses would have been great, so she did the first thing that came to mind….?
Yes, she did. I so admire her for it. So glad she recovered and went on to become a grandmother :)!
Luanne, this is one of my favorite of your family’s mysteries – I remember the woman who moved to Seattle and continue to be fascinated with her story. I like to think she was as passionate about her art as she had been dispassionate about her ex-husband…bravo for Jennie….and for you.
Mine too!!!! Dispassionate hahaha. You mean hated? I’m pretty sure she hated him ;). I love Jennie and would love to know still more!
So fascinating, Luanne. I remember the story, but I enjoy reading the background article. It looks like maybe one of her daughters had a daughter? Are there other descendants? Her paintings may be out there somewhere, but if she never had a gallery showing, they’re probably not known. And who knows how she signed them, if she did?
Good points all. I do not think anybody had a daughter. As near as I can find out, one daughter never married and the other married in what I like to call middle-age, but others might call something past that. Now wouldn’t that be something if someday somebody discovered a Jennie Culver painting!!!!
I thought perhaps the little girl in one of the photos was a daughter/granddaughter. That would be cool to find a painting of hers!
I wish I knew who that was, but it could be friend or neighbor. I really don’t think her daughters had children. It would be exciting to find out otherwise!