Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shop Sale! Happy Birthday Aunt Katherine

I am so excited.  My mom just told me my Great Aunt Katherine was a leap year baby.  I named my Etsy shop after her.  I only saw her a handful of times in my life, but she is remembered by all as a beloved family member.

Her old photographs and treasures passed down tell a lot about her.  She represents my love for all things old and the stories they tell of their former owner.

 Aunt Katherine was raised by my grandmother (her sister, Helen) because their mom died when she was very little.  She worked for years at the power and light company as an operator and moonlighted at the movie theater.  She was single for some time which is why we have so much fun costume jewelry that was hers and why my grandmother had so much depression glass. (It was given out at the movies)
Aunt Katherine back right, Helen (holding my dad) front right. 

If losing her mom was not enough, she was also the operator on duty the day my grandfather ( Helen's husband, Bill) was killed in a power line accident.  I an only imagine the relationship between Helen and Katherine.  They had been through so much together.

Unknown person with Bill and Aunt Katherine
So, in honor of Great Aunt Katherine's birthday, I am having a sale in my Etsy shop.  Go to the link at the right, and use the code LEAPYEARBABY at checkout to get 29% of anything in my store.


Remember, it's
coupon code LEAPYEARBABY
for 29% off anything in my store!

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