Category Archives: Pictures

The Button Box

You never know when something’s going to pop up. Just the other day, in an Email from my cousin, came  information that an old button box that had belonged to my great-grandmother Zilpha Shipman Boss was on display at the … Continue reading

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Stereoscopic Picture

************************* ****************************** Among the interesting things I inherited from my parents is this stereoscopic picture, a picture that presents me with a mystery to solve. First a little history about stereoscopic pictures:  Stereoscopic pictures are  any set of photographs that … Continue reading

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Baby Picture – Francis Leo Shane

Hi Everyone, After posting the birth information for my dad, I discovered this picture of him as a baby… maybe about 5 or 6 months old? Francis Leo (Frank) Shane, son of Robert Shane and Susan Samels Picture is the … Continue reading

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Births and Deaths of Susanna and Willie Shane

Susan and Robert Shane were parents to three children, my dad and his siblings Susanna and Willie.  Sadly, neither Susanna nor Willie lived beyond childhood and are buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Monticello, Iowa.  Susan (Samels) Shane made a … Continue reading

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The Birth of Frank Shane

My dad, Frank Shane was born in Monticello Iowa on September 17, 1897 the son of Robert Nolan Shane and Susan Clara Samels.  Dad’s full name was Francis Leo Shane but he always went by “Frank” or sometimes F.L. Shane.  … Continue reading

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It’s a bowler…. no, it’s a derby…

It’s Uncle Will, not Uncle Bill posed for the camera with flair. On his head was a bowler, or is it a derby that covered his full head of hair? _________________________________________________ According to Wikipedia, the Bowler (a hard felt hat … Continue reading

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Why Do I Love You?

Why do I love you? Picking out one photo among many…. hmmm…. not an easy task. So I decided to choose this one, and I’m not even sure why. The picture was in a box of items my husband inherited … Continue reading

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