My Grandma Jewell was a keeper of scrapbooks. She is the reason I started blogging in the first place. She kept stacks of scrapbooks of anything she thought was pretty or interesting- old calendars, price tags, notes, letters. She gave them to me as a young woman because she knew I had a love of the same thing. I still have them and they are tattered and torn.
Jewell Louetta Ann Hayes born August 18, 1905 in Macomb, Missouri. Daughter of Laura Jane Bennett and Andrew Hays.
Jewell and sister Goldie
Grandma Jewell's mother died when she was 14 years old. She raised her three younger sisters, her father never remarried.
She tells a story that needs to be written for a remberance. After her Mothers funeral Grandma tells of arriving back at their farm and in the living room on the wall (the whole area of the wall) was a very large handprint. She tried to find out where it was coming from, told her father and they moved everything in the room--every coal oil lamp-shut the curtains and it did not move. The even tried washing the wall down. It remained there for one week and then faded away. Her father told her it was her Mothers angel protecting them since the girls were so young.
Grandma did all of the cooking of the meals and cleaning of the home, doing the laundry while their father worked the farm. He did not hire anyone to come in and help.
Some pics of Grandma Jewell and her guitar. Don't know if this is her sister Bertha or Dorothy with her playing the banjo.
Jewell married Alva Raney on July 18, 1925 in Fairfax, Oklahoma.
The Family Register