For most of my life I have been researching my family, finding little bits of info here and there. My grandmother gave me some land deeds and letters a long time ago, c 1800-1880’s. Recently more artifacts came to me after the death of an uncle and one I carry with me in my wallet, in a zipper. In a way it is a tailsman, a lucky liberty head penny from 1848. My great great grandfather may have held it at some point. It’s like being able to hold his hand, or call him up.
Moira Levant / COCOA2.com March 22 2018