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FC: FAMILY TREASURES | by Marie Jasmin

1: This blue oil lamp is in the style of Currier and Ives. It has a Cathedral base and is of English origin. It belonged to Uncle George Larue's mother who is also Grandpa's (William Beaudette) maternal Grandmother. It came in very handy during the ice storm of 1998.

2: This blue mug is a piece of Cameo glass with a picture of Queen Victoria. It was given to my mother by her grandmother Mary Leroux. It was given to her on her 6th birthday from Mr. Owen O'Keefe, a neighbor boy and his sister. It was filled with candy. Mr. O'Keefe lived all his married life a neighbor to my grandparents, William and Janet Beaudette. He was a very comical, small and wiry individual who loved to play cards. He had red hair and a mustache. He was also Aunt Marie's maternal grandfather. There is a paper documenting this piece.

3: Shirley Temple My mother often used this small jug to serve maple syrup or molasses.

4: This square pitcher with lime green roses belonged to Grand-maman Jasmin.

5: This English pitcher with carnations is called the Mask Spout Pitcher. It also belonged to Grand-maman Jasmin.

6: This valuable Stursburg vase has a few pieces missing. It is of English or European variety. It came from Grand-maman Jasmin's uncle who lived in Odgensburg, New York around 1927. Apparently, he was quite well to do.

7: This is a blue chocolate pot. Aunt Josie gave this to my mother. | This little jug plays the tune "How drunk I am" when raised to take a drink.

8: This English covered potato or vegetable dish is fairly old. It was given by Aunt Josie. Mom used it often when we had company for supper.

9: This Bermington mixing bowl belonged to Great-Grandma Leroux. She used it daily to make bread and other pastries. | My mother used this salad bowl almost daily. A lettuce salad never was served in any other bowl.

10: These are 4 cranberry glasses, also known as Mary Gregory. They were hand blown in England during the late Victorian era. They belonged to Grand-maman Jasmin. Two have gone missing. They were valued at $80 each in 1974. | These 2 thumb print cranberry glasses were also hand blown. Aunt Laura had these.

11: I remember Dad making Root Beer Floats in these carnival glasses. That was always a big treat! The 6 glasses are my personal favorites.

12: This was my grandmother's (Janet Beaudette) little black teapot. After the birth of every child, she would stay in bed for 2 weeks. Her meals would be brought up to her bedroom and her tea would be served in this little teapot.

13: This small cream and sugar has the mark of Nippon. It was given by Aunt Josie.

14: This Limoges cup and saucer with gold handle also has a gold and dark green bordered design. It came from Father Albert's McRae's estate. He was pastor at St. Andrews for many years.

15: The cup and saucer with 2 handles has dark green borders with pink roses. It is known as a tomato soup cup.

16: This Nippon covered floral butter dish belonged to my grandmother Janet Beaudette. It was given to her by her aunt Mary Louise Amell.

17: This celery dish belonged to Grand-maman Jasmin. On November 12th 1994, Mom saw a celery dish like this one but of a different colour. It was valued at $110 American and according to her, it wasn't quite as pretty. | This covered butter dish was given to me by Aunt Josie.

18: This Limoges footed vase has a blue interior with gold leaves and pink and yellow rose design. Aunt Lilly gave this to my mother for her birthday in the early seventies. | This is a hair receiver. It was once valued at $75 American.

19: "Gone with the Wind" plate. This is a limited edition. There is a box and papers for it. It was valued at $400 in 1992. | This pretty Bavarian cake plate with pink and yellow roses belonged to Grand-maman Jasmin.

20: Grand-maman Jasmin's dishes

21: The 8 Royal Bayreuth plates are square with green borders. They were given to my mother by Aunt Josie. The 8 round lacy plates were given to me by Aunt Josie.

22: These were Grand-maman Jasmin's dishes. My Mom always used the bottom right bowl to serve the potatoes. | These were Grandma Beaudette's desserts plates. There are a few missing.

23: These are cut glass salt cellars. The top set has spoons. | These flowered blue flattish salt and pepper shakers came from Aunt Laura.

24: This is a Noritake mayonnaise bowl with a ladle. Aunt Josie gave this to my mother. | This is a small cut glass mustard jar with a mother of pearl spoon. It was given by Aunt Lilly Parent.

25: These are 4" fruit nappies given by Aunt Laura. Nova Scotia Acadian is the pattern. | This carnival bowl on feet has a grape pattern. It belonged to Great Grandpa Arthur Beaudette. Valued at $100 in the early '70's. | This small blue vase is a piece of Steuben glass. It is old and valuable. Aunt Josie gave this to my mother.

26: This is a large pressed glass sugar bowl. Aunt Lilly Parent gave this to my mother. | This is a cake stand with a nugget pattern. It belonged to Uncle Georges Larue's mother.

27: This is a large oblong platter with an Ironstone Tea Leaf design. It belonged to Great-Grandma Leroux. 1897 | This is a Bavarian tea plate with red roses. It was given to my mother by Aunt Loretta. It was part of a tea set.

28: This is a Nova Scotia diamond flattish glass bowl. | This small glass bowl was a wedding gift for my parents from Frank and Adelaide Hunter.

29: Glass Bowls

30: This light brown jar with a mustard colored top was known as a mustard jar. Great Grandma Leroux had this. | This old black iron pot was given to my parents by Aunt Josie and Uncle Joe.

31: Louis-1973 | Andrew-1977 | Lee-1978 | Marie-1979 | Royal Copenhagen Plates

32: This is an Amber Tankard with Churchill's silhouette. Limited edition. Box and papers accompany it.

33: Both of these items were given to me by Aunt Laura. The glass basket always had candy in it which she would share every time I would visit. | The chicken and the rooster were salt and pepper shakers with a jar in the center for the mustard.

34: Goebel West Germany | Mom got this one as a retirement gift from nursing. | Mom brought these back from her trip to Europe. | Aunt Laura gave Mom and I each one for Christmas in 1979.

35: I later refurbished the bed. I replaced the broken spring with a board, painted it and added a bed skirt and a mattress. | Aunt Josie gave this doll bed to my mother and her sister Lillian. Their mother would only allow them to play with it on special occasions. It originally had a spring base which allowed the bed to fold up for storage.

36: Every year, we got honey in these cans and they were reused for many purposes. My fondest memories are of picking berries with them and of course, Mom made steamed carrot pudding every fall and froze it in these cans ready to be savored on Christmas Day. | This was Mom's dinner bell. We were always called to meals with the sweet ringing of this little girl.

37: My Great-Grandfather Arthur Beaudette made this doll cradle for my mother when she was a child. It was passed on to me and I played with it often with my dolls and stuffed animals.

38: Child's Tea Set | Given to my mother and her sister by Aunt Josie

39: More pieces of the child's tea set.

40: My parents had quite a variety of these glasses with the duck design. | Our family's favorite candy dish for special occasions. | A bud vase.

41: Some miniatures Mom was fond of. | Aunt Laura gave Mom and I these deer for Christmas.

42: The top right bowl was a favorite candy dish.

44: My mother's first cousin Ernestine gave this to me during one of our visits to her in Plattsburg, New York.

45: Berle Hayes, a dear friend of mine, gave me these cats for my birthday one year. She had them for years and yet was deathly afraid of cats. She even hated having to dust them. They are all Royal Doulton made in England. | Berle gave me this glass bowl on my birthday, August 22, 2007. She passed away September 11, 2007.

46: My parents have used this pot their entire married life. It was affectionately called the potato pot even though it was used to cook many other dishes. Lee and Sheila now have the pleasure of using this pot which has lasted so many years. | Bunnykins plate bought for Lee and used by many.

47: Dad bought this Santa for Lee's first Christmas in 1954. He was very much adored and played with. He held a Coca-Cola bottle in his hand.

48: This is a brown EarthenWare jug originally used for maple syrup. It was bought at a sale from Mr.Vestie Myers who was the Grandfather of Basil Myers. My parents always had it on display by the fireplace.

49: MY PRECIOUS ANCESTORS Though they are no longer with us, they are not forgotten. | Arthur Beaudette | Mary Amell Leroux | Elizabeth Jasmin | Janet Beaudette | William Beaudette | Josephine Trella

50: Ellerene Jasmin | Maurille Jasmin | Lilas Beaudette | Laura Larue

51: AUTHOR'S NOTE The compilation of this book has been very important to me in order to preserve the family history that has been handed down to me and put in my care.These family members were an important part of my life and my hope with this book is to keep their memory alive. Today marks the third year of the death of my mother and my vow was to complete this book by this date. September 29, 2012 I know you're watching from heaven, Mom! | Marie Jasmin

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