Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Message 1912

In 1912, G. H. Broyles was the pastor of Lithia Baptist Church. My grandmother, Mattie Blanche Nace Ruble, received this little card with a photo of him pasted on the cover.

Inside was printed his Christmas message:

In December 1912, Grandma would have been married, living in Roanoke, and six months pregnant with her second child—my mother.

When she was younger, she received this carnation vase as a Christmas gift at Lithia Baptist Church.

The candle holder beside the vase was also hers, as was the smaller vase in the background. I don't know if they were Christmas gifts or not.

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