You can always find a quilter… and other fabulous people!

I posted before about this beautiful old home in the historic neighborhood of Overbrook, Pennsylvania. This home was owned by my Great Aunt Estelle Klicker Scott and her husband Carl Scott. Overbrook Farms is in Philadelphia, and is an awesome neighborhood on the historic register. If you love architecture, you will want to go to this link and look around. WOW!
Anyway, the photo above is one that my mom had of Aunt Estella’s house. Mom lived there for a short while after high school, before she went to Michigan State University. Uncle Carl’s family were part owners in Pittsburgh Plate Glass.

I wanted to find out more about our family genealogy and this magnificent house, so I contacted the Overbrook Farms Club, the nation’s oldest home owners association. I sent them a few photos of the house, and Melanie, a sweet gal who works there, went to work. She posted the picture on their ListServe, and I started getting emails from many different people who don’t know me. They drove around the neighborhood looking for the home to see if it still stands. They looked in historical books about the neighborhood. They did research. They drove around in their cars taking photos of homes. And then, this morning, I received this from Chris Hinkle-Brown:

That’s the house! You have no idea how fabulous it was to receive this photo, taken this morning shortly after sunrise! Thanks, Chris! Another member of the club lives right next door, and several other people are doing research for me. One of the members is a quilter!

The world is full of wonderful people who are happy to help others.
Be one of those people!
They really put a smile on your face, a skip in your step, and love in your heart.
Thank you, new friends!

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2 thoughts on “You can always find a quilter… and other fabulous people!

  1. Caron, that is so exciting! I’ll bet you could hardly believe it!

    Re: genealogy info, you might be interested in checking my son-in-laws blogs about the subject:
    MacGenealogist.com or PCGenealogist.com. He’s done extensive work on his blogs teaching others to use all the functions on genealogy software programs.

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  2. Hi Caron ~ Thanks for the “trip”! I love genealogy and architecture and found these homes fascinating, unusual and wonderful!

    Bet you were really surprised to receive the link to these!

    Karen from near Ann Arbor, MI

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