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Posted 5 years ago


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The lady in the center wearing the dark dress is my great grandmother. She was the founder of this group - the Association of Canadian-Americans. I have no idea what they did, but she was supposedly a very bright and charismatic woman. She knew all about the native plants and how to make medicine w/ them. She would collect plants and make cures and then peddle them door-to-door. They bought this beautiful, big, old stone house [more like a mansion] back in the 20s and tore up the clay tennis courts to put in her garden - which was still there when i was a kid. Unfortunately, i don't remember her, but people spoke about her so often, i feel as if i do. I'd love to know more about the Association.


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Intriguing and winsome photo!
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Where was this taken, or where did she live?
    Sounds like she was a resourceful woman.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    she was acadienne [from acadia - nova scotia], but this was taken when she lived in claremont, nh.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I wondered if she was from that end of the country when you called her your great grand-memere.
    I guess they were all transplanted Canadians then.
  5. nldionne nldionne, 5 years ago
    Guess that's where you got your outside garden self from,

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