I love this photo. This was my father, Douglas Quentin Campbell when he was a small boy.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Big House was once filled with antiques. As a little girl I would sit in front of a china cabinet much like this one
and gaze at the lovely dishes and tea cups that were stored inside. There were many different china patterns of plates and cups and silver and glassware that my aunts had lovingly displayed and stored in the china cabinet. I guess this is where I got my love for dishes. I collect plates (much to my husband's dismay) and am especially drawn to the patterns with old country roses
or the blue and white staffordshire.
There was also a fantastic collection of antique mustache cups. I plan to do a separate post about them soon so make sure you check back! There was an abundance of pretty things to look at including items of significant historical value. Precious items and keepsakes that were meant to be passed down from generation to generation. It is so sad when I think about how most of these items were auctioned off on a cold winter day.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Learning about your family history and ancestors is an incredible experience. I had heard stories and tales through the years but I had never written anything down. I knew that my aunts had done some extensive research but after they each died and then the Big House was sold and my father died, I thought that all the information was lost. I am grateful for contacts who have been providing much information on the Campbell family history. I knew that the Campbell family had owned a lot of land at one time and it is interesting to know that the Campbell family owned some of the land that is now Fort Jackson. I recently found out that there is a reunion of the Fort Jackson Landowners that takes place annually I believe. I am sorry to say that I was unable to attend this event that took place this past weekend. I am sure that some great information about family and history was exchanged. If you are reading this blog and attended that event please share some comments. I would love to hear about it!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The connections I have been making as a result of this blog have been so interesting. I feel as if I have made new friends and have been acquainted with family members I did not even know that I had. It's been GREAT. A recent comment has led to a wealth of information about the Campbell family and some wonderful photos. I am so grateful to Mrs. Florence Keels for sharing these wonderful photos and information.
|The "Big House" photo taken in the '70's|