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Pat Biederman, daughter of Ray, had several samples of Rose Ryan's embroidery. She brought the piece pictured at the left that had never been completed.
She also had a lacy nightcap that Rose had made. Rose's mother had at one time had an embroidery shop run in conjunction with her Becker siblings.
Pat also shared with us a purse her grandfather (James Hugh) had brought back from the 1904 World's Fair for her mother, Rose.
|Matt and Pat Biederman with purse|
Probably one of my favorite items was a very little change purse that had been on the person of James Hugh at the time of his death. It contained three pennies from the 1890's.
In addition to those items pictured, Mike Ryan brought numerous pictures of our grandfather, Roy, and Matt Biederman brought many of the items featured earlier this month in posts about James Nicholaus, the sailor.
My only regret is that I was so focused on all of the wonderful stories and trying to figure out who belonged to whom that I neglected to get pictures of everyone in attendance. I guess that means we have to do it again. I did manage to get a picture of a some of the new to me second cousins and spouses.
|Chris DiBenedetto, Tim Ryan, Mark DiBenedetto, and Matt Biederman|
|Jim, Tim and Peggy Ryan|
|Tim, Peggy, Mark, Matt, Pat and Mike Ryan|