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Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast has invited her cousin Carolyn Ender to share the history of the Herring Family Friendship Quilt. Listen to Episode 39 for more quilt stories (free in iTunes) and go to www.GenealogyGems.TV & click PODCAST for more photos and information.

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Comment by Ms. Gerry Hill on August 14, 2009 at 1:24am
I just had one of the two quilt tops I inherited from my Grandmother-done. (Backing, hand stitching etc)
My Grandmother-Georgia Judson (Roberts) Brown-born 1885-Dawson, Terrell, Ga died in a nursing home in Tifton,Tift-1961. She gave me these, and her silver-long before she died, about 1954. My 1st cousin-oldest grandchild, got a couple of finished ones, that were destroyed in a flood here 1994.
From the time she was in her early 30's -she was drawn up from rhemautoid arthritis. She was bedridden-in a sitting position-by the time I remember her, and her hands very stiff, so any work she did-would have been very painful. All they had for pain back then, was Morphine, so my Grandmother was NOT beloved by most of her family. The desease and medication for treatment made her hard to bear. She was mad at my Mother, her dtr-in-law, because I was born Aug. 17, instead of the 16th- her birthday.
My Grandfather was a saint for even putting up with her, (He bathed, took care of, and carried her to town, in his old pick up truc, once a week, to sit in front of the local drug store, in a chair he brought, and greet her friends)-and we all dearly loved him
My grandmother had all boys-so the girls in the grandchildren were the only ones who received favorable treatment. I was one of those 3 girls. I loved her in spite of her temperament. And I treasure my finished quilt. The person who did it for me-used the old fashioned cotton backing...as ask. The other quilt top-sadly-was too rotted with time, and maybe not taken care of well enough. I have had them over 50 years, and I don't know how many she had them. They are definately over 100. Ms. Gerry Hill-Albany Ga
Comment by Lawrence Warren Brooks Jr. on August 13, 2009 at 6:45pm
Enjoyed the video and love the music.

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