Lucia Rose Cornett- Dedication Page

Posted: June 12, 2011 in Gincy Caroline Malinda Long, Lucia Cornett, Maryland, MD, memories, personal family stories, purses, teddy bear, Whitehall
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Lucia was my grandmother, who was born July 8, 1914 and passed away just last year at the age of 96, in November 2010. I have very few memories of her, but the ones I do have never fail to bring a smile to my face. I still remember the little blue corduroy purse with red embroidered flowers, that she gave me so long ago. I think I was probably 4 or 5 then. It’s funny how you can remember all the details of one moment from decades ago, and fail to remember yesterdays details. My parents divorced when I was very young, so I don’t have the memories that other family members have of her. She lived in Whitehall, Maryland and I can remember climbing trees and crouching on top of an old green doghouse, I think I still have the photo somewhere, packed away. I now live in Hawaii, and have many old pictures that I still need to scan to my laptop. Maybe one day soon I will drag them all out and go through them to see which ones I would like to add and share with you.


My great grandmother, Gincy Malinda Long used to scold me on the front porch of my grandma, Lucia’s home. I had a favorite teddy bear that I had carried with me forever- I used to clothe him and pretend I was changing his diaper. 😀 Well, I don’t think Malinda liked that too much because she kept telling me to put his diaper back on and to keep him clothed. That’s just too funny when I think about it now. I remember sitting in her lap at her birthday party and remember their being a trellis of red roses nearby. Always be thankful for what you have, a family to share it with, because tomorrow is never promised. 


Below is an aerial map image of the general area where she resided before she passed away.

Courtesy of Bing Maps (2010)

Photo of Lucia Rose Cornett is from my own personal collection.


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