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PEAVLER FAMILY QUILT/DIARY
Posted by: Susan Long Date: July 06, 1999 at 09:59:49
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I am not a Peavler - BUT found the following on an ebay auction. Didn't know if any family members would be interested. I think the auction is over on 7/7/1999. As a genealogy nut - hate to see things like this leave a family.

Susan Long

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THIS IS A QUILT WHICH WAS STARTED IN 1895 BY MARY PEAVLER. I WILL QUOTE FROM HER
DIARY. "MAY 11, 1895- I WENT WITH MA TO NANAS TODAY, MA FELT SURE I WOULD TO PUT
TO GOOD USE. I WAS BEATING AND BRUSHING ON MAS OLD SPREAD I GOT A IDEA FOR A
NEW SPREAD FOR MA. MAS OLD SPREAD WA COVERED WITH HAIR FROM HER PET FAT CAT.
HE UP AND DISAPPEARED THIS LAST WINTER. I THINK MA WOULD LIKE TO REMEMBER HIM.
I TOLD NANA HOW ALL HIS HAIR ON MAS OLD SPREAD GAVE ME THE IDEA FOR A NEW
SPREAD WITH FAT CATS PICTURE IN THE MIDDLE LAID OUT LIKE HE ALWAYS WAS ON MAS
OLD SPREAD. NANA THAUGHT THAT SOUNDED REAL NICE SHE SAYS ALL US WOMEN FOLK
OUTTA STITCH ON IT TOGETHER GET IT DONE RIGHT FAST THAT WAY. NEXT SUNDAY
AFTER SERVICES WE ARE GOING TO START CUTTING SCRAPS." THE WOMEN WORKED ON
THE QUILT UNTIL "APRIL 19, 1898, ...NANA PASSES OVER TODAY..." (SEE THE MEMORIAL
BLOCK ON THE QUILT WITH CROSS). THERE ARE MORE ENTRIES ABOUT THE QUILT OVER
THE YEARS. THE FULL HISTORY CAN BE FAXED TO YOU ON REQUEST. THE LAST
ENTRIES-"FEB. 17, 1924-WE LAID MA TO REST TODAY. AUNT MARIE WAS MORE THAN A BIT
OFF WITH ME WHEN I TOLD HER I HAD THOUGHT I WOULD FINISH UP MAS SPREAD AND
KEEP IT TO REMIND ME OF US ALL." "MARCH 12, 1924-I PUT THE FINAL STITCH ON THE "FAT
CAT" SPREAD I HAD STARTED FOR MA SOME TWENTY ODD YEARS AGO. I SURE WISH SHE
HAD GOT TO HAVE IT. I GUESS IT WILL SERVE AS A FAMILIES EFFORT IN MEMORIES." (SEE
MEMORIAL BLOCK 1924). THIS IS A FULLY DOCUMENTED PIECE OF HISTORY AND IS IN
GOOD CONDITION. WHAT A RARE FIND FOR ANY COLLECTOR! SATISFACTION
GUARANTEED WITH 3 DAY RETURN POLICY. ADD $8.00 S&H. PLEASE E-MAIL WITH ANY
QUESTIONS. THANK-YOU.

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