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Great Grandads peach seed basket.

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Posted 7 years ago

Vontrike
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My Great Grandad, Warwick Slavin was shot by his Brother in law in the late 1800's, over a dispute over a horse. This caused him to be wheelchair bound. He lived in Greenbank West Virgina. He passed the time by whittling. I had heard stories of the little baskets he would carve out of peach seeds, but never saw one, until a relative gave me hers a while back. My Mom said they were used for necklace's.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
    Oh a sad story but what a beautiful whittled piece ! Priceless . Love it !
  2. Vontrike Vontrike, 7 years ago
    Thanks a lot Manikin and walksoftly.
  3. havenrain havenrain, 7 years ago
    Ahh, Pocahontas County. Love the peach seed. Thanks for sharing the story!
  4. Vontrike Vontrike, 7 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel and havenrain. I have a lot of family there. My Mom and Dad both were born there.
  5. Vontrike Vontrike, 7 years ago
    Thanks much scandinavian.
  6. Vontrike Vontrike, 7 years ago
    Thank you toolate2. Warick most likely never dreamed anyone would talk about his peach seed 100 years later.
  7. Vontrike Vontrike, 7 years ago
    Thanks AmberRose.

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