Wayback Wednesday

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I mentioned Ben Chainey last week when I was talking about my Great Grandma Laura. Here is a photo of him. He is my Great-Great Grandfather. I see my older brother and my niece in his face.

I also think he has the kindest eyes. Just looking at this picture, I can tell he was a good soul. I wish I could meet him.

He owned a shop in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho way back in the olden days when the town was first starting out.

I have something that was his. An old button tin. It originally was a cigar tin that belong to Ben Chainey. Eventually it turned into a button tin used by my great-grandmother, my grandmother, my mother, and now me. It is probably the oldest thing I own.

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