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Collection: Beating Hearts
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Hearts and flowers with handwriting from the 1800s in a basic repeat.
My great great grandparents, Thomas and Lovina Record Carson, married at a young age. They traveled together from Illinois to Kansas and made a home in Cowley County. At age 37 my great great grandfather died of typhoid fever. Lovina never married again, living thirty seven years as a widow. She raised their two children by working as a milliner and she also gave piano lessons.
Six years before his death, Thomas R. Carson wrote the following in his wife's autograph book:
"Vina, Looking back over the years gone by, just when they went, we cannot tell. Certain: one thing, they have gone and soon in the dust we'll lie.
Then let us make the best of our situation, resolving within ourselves that we will endeavor, come what will, to lighten the burden of each other.
T. R. Carson
Rock, Cowley County, Kansas
January 31, 1881"
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I like that: "to lighten the burden of each other." No flowery language or over the top dramatics, just talk of lightening each other's burdens.
This design incorporates both Thomas's and Lovina's pages from that autograph book, Lovina signing next to her husband's entry on the day of his death.
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Thank you, Penny. So happy you like this design and that you read the story. Thank you.
Posted over 2 years ago.
That is such a beautiful story Deborah, and your design compliments it so well
Thank you, Su. And thanks for comment about the repeat. I appreciate it. Thank you.
Posted over 3 years ago.
I totally agree with Amy - this design gives us a brief glimpse into another world, and it's great that you can share it like this. Well done with the repeat too Deborah!
Thanks so much for taking a look at the design, Amy, and reading the words. I try not to be so wordy but sometimes . . . I feel like I know my great great grandparents just from the things that were left behind. My great great grandmother's autograph book is a priceless treasure. Thanks again for taking a look. I appreciate it.
The meaning behind this design makes it all the more lovely! You are so lucky to have these written words with you....
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