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The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
April 29, 1880, Page 3
 
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Mr. John H. Wikle is a happy man.  A girl.  Bless the mother and the girl.

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A Remarkable Old Lady.

Mrs. SILER, mother of Mrs. Thos. A. Word, of this place, is one of the most remarkable old ladies we have ever known.  She is now eighty-two or three years old and is sprightly and active as a woman of fifty.  She is exceedingly industrious and is seldom idle.  She says when she is not employed she does not know what to do with her hands.  She has on hand now about twenty quilts in patch-work ready to be quilted.  We remarked to her that she ought to have an occasional quilting and get all the young ladies to help her do her work; but she replied that she was afraid the girls would spoil her work.  Her patch-work is exceedingly beautiful, displaying great taste in patterns and exquisite neatness in sewing.  She has just completed a quilt with about ten thousand pieces in it.

It will be remembered that we noticed a quilt of her last fall with over twenty thousand pieces in it.  It was quilted with great care.  That piece of work she sent to the fair at Macon last fall, and we supposed she was certain of a premium upon it; but what was our surprise when we heard that she not only failed to be recognized, but the quilt was  not even mentioned as an article of merit.  It was a shame.

Mrs. Siler rises early and spends the morning in gardening—often working until 8 or 9 o’clock.  Cartersville can take the premium for the smartest old lady.

 

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