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Hello followers and newcomers to this fabulous site of grandmothers' stories, where we are rewriting the 20th Century archive one grandmother at a time!

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Elaine Bassler Mardus


Holly Lebowitz Rossi

My maternal grandmother, Elaine Bassler Mardus (1914-2009), adored travel and was taught to marvel at the wide world by her mother, my great-grandmother, Ethelle Bassler. Between the two world wars, mother and daughter made s...

May 23, 2017

Aurelia Finzi (nee Levi) (1874-1943)


Sylvia Finzi

Above is a photo of my paternal grandmother, Aurelia Finzi (nee Levi), taken in Milan, Italy sometime in the late 1930s-early 40s and another of her together with my grandfather, my father and his sister in the 1920s, a...

May 12, 2017

Bella & Tina


Anne Fernald

Clara Bella Donna Matilda Wold Anderson (1909-1985)

My grandmother, Bella, was born in Minnesota but raised in China as the daughter of Lutheran missionaries. She left China to attend university. She became a pharmacist, first in Iowa, working...

May 8, 2017

Anna Rebecca Greenberg Lebow 

Born 1894 Wheeling, WV
Died 1991 Los Angeles, CA

by Alicia Bay Laurel

My grandmother, Anna Rebecca Greenberg Lebow, at age 54, holding my cousin, Phil Lebow in her arms. My grandfather, Charles Harry Lebow, is holding me (my foot is in his po...

This blog space is where we will reflect on this project of collecting our grandmothers' stories, my own process and yours. While I am the blog's nominal author, if you are working out some idea of how to approach telling your grandmothers' stories, micro-history, ethi...

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