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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Let's Have Great-Grandpa Sign the Card

From the Houston (Tex.) Chronicle of Dec. 4, 2005:

Card-carrying nonconformists

Creative types produce personalized greetings


By EILEEN McCLELLAND
Copyright 2005

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[Helen] Wall of Spring [Texas] sometimes sends forth a cheerful message from the grave, using her ancestors in her creations by scanning old photos and historical records.

Wall, whose other hobby is genealogy, especially enjoyed making "Holiday Greetings From Across the Centuries," in which she — and they — offered seasonal greetings.

The signatures came from wills, deeds, a Confederate pension record, an 1829 divorce record, court documents, a 1910 report card and a Social Security card application.

"The inside contained the scanned signatures of 23 direct ancestors covering the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries," Wall says.

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