Friday, April 09, 2010

Funeral Card Friday: Benjamin J. DeVRIES





Funeral card of Benjamin J. DeVries, Grand Rapids, Michigan, citing services on 26 February 1966; DeVries Family Papers, digitized and privately held by Miriam Robbins Midkiff, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Spokane, Washington. This item was passed from the estate of Adrian and Ruth (Hoekstra) DeVries to their granddaughter, Miriam Robbins Midkiff in 2008.

Benjamin J. "Uncle Ben" DeVRIES was my mother's paternal (step) uncle, oldest sibling of my (step) grandfather, Adrian DeVRIES. The yellowing on the interior of the funeral card is from the obituary having been stored within the card for over 40 years; a serious reminder to all of us to store newspaper away from other documents and photos and to spray clippings with a stabilizing agent, such as Bookkeeper deacidification spray.

Thanks to Dee Akard Welborn for this great Friday theme!
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