Grammy Gracie’s Birthday – she is third from the right – December 26, 2023

My Great Grandfather's letter to a neighbor the day after my grandmother was born. 1896. "Last night about 10:45 P.M. or it may have been 10:46, I am not quite certain, being a little agitated at the time, a young lady, quite a stranger to all of us, - no one seemed ever to have seen her before - came to pay us a visit; which from the perfectly contented way she has taken to her novel surroundings, threatens to degenerate into a permanent residency…. "
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Grammy Gracie's Birthday - she is third from the right - December 26, 2023
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Written by Tulis McCall

Tulis McCall is a woman with a passion for performance and presentation. She brings her extensive knowledge of acting, writing, and producing to everything she does.

7 Comments

  1. Jeffrey Hedquist

    Lovely. I see your great grandfather’s droll sense of humor has passed on through the generations to you. That photo of a younger Gracie brings to mind the older Gracie I knew. Thanks for the memory.

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    • Tulis McCall

      So glad to share those memories with you. See thee in 23?

      Reply
  2. Gordon Gilbert

    Better than any earthly treasure, this letter that has passed down into your hands, Tulis!
    Letters like this are sadly absent these days.
    In this current era of tweets and insta-this&that, we may not see its like again.

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  3. Paul Peter LeVasseur

    Lovely, Tulis,
    What a delightful use of language those Scottish immigrants!
    Brought back so many memories of Gramma Gracie, including the ginger cookies that Ruth still makes and hands out at Christmas parties.
    Wonderful that you keep these family characters alive by sharing their words and stories.
    Love,
    Paul Peter

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    • Tulis McCall

      Aren’t we lucky to have shared knowing her.

      Reply
  4. Annie Lyden

    Wow, what a letter! Lovely to hear your voice reading it, but would have enjoyed hearing your Scottish burr too (was she pearly or poorly?!?).

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    • Tulis McCall

      Oh you will have to teach me!

      Pearly definitely pearly.

      Reply

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