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Great Grandads peach seed basket.

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    Posted 10 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, 10 years ago
      Oh a sad story but what a beautiful whittled piece ! Priceless . Love it !
    2. Vontrike Vontrike, 10 years ago
      Thanks a lot Manikin and walksoftly.
    3. havenrain havenrain, 10 years ago
      Ahh, Pocahontas County. Love the peach seed. Thanks for sharing the story!
    4. Vontrike Vontrike, 10 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel and havenrain. I have a lot of family there. My Mom and Dad both were born there.
    5. Vontrike Vontrike, 10 years ago
      Thanks much scandinavian.
    6. Vontrike Vontrike, 10 years ago
      Thank you toolate2. Warick most likely never dreamed anyone would talk about his peach seed 100 years later.
    7. Vontrike Vontrike, 10 years ago
      Thanks AmberRose.

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