The 16th Edition of Smile For The Camera: "Bling, Ancestor, Bling" which will be hosted by Thomas at Geneabloggers
Joseph Marschall/Marshall, Sr.
[My grandfather, a.k.a. Big Paw Paw]
This is his World War I Victory Medal.
U.S. Army, 29th Company, 3rd Group, 165th Brigade
Joel Arthur Martin
[My Great-Grandfather, a.k.a. "Pop"; he's my grandmother's (Paw Paw's) father]
Fairly certain that this is his Cortebert Railroad Pocketwatch. The second hand still works, but the pocketwatch is in need of refurbishing.
Rettie Maye Martin
[My grandmother on my Dad's side; a.k.a. Paw Paw, daughter of Joel (above) and wife of Big Paw Paw.] This is a picture of her wearing her 3 strand pearls.
Speaking of 3 Strand Pearls...
My father gave my mother these pearls around 1958. They're costume jewelry with rhinestones, but they photograph well, don't you think? My mother gave them to me on my wedding day in 1994, and one day they'll be my daughter's pearls.
...And One More "Pearl"
Remember the beautiful Pearl Williams Pointer? Well, this pocketwatch below belonged to her father, A.O. Williams. It was passed down to Pearl. Then it was passed down to her son Forrest Pointer, my husband's grandfather. It was made by Elgin in 1904 with 7 jewels, and was one of 110,000 made. It's keywind (hunter's case) and lever set. The Fob attached to it is rather interesting. It reads "The South Bend Malleable Range, All Ways Preferable. Trade Mark." On the back it reads: "The Malleable Range Mfg. Co., South Bend, IN, U.S.A."