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Guenevere Crum

Guenevere Crum

Guenevere Crum is an artist and a great granddaughter of Edith and Paul Eisler. She has been actively sleuthing her Eisler – Vail Ross family heritage since 1999.

“My grandmother’s refrain was she had nothing for me. There was nothing. No papers, no music, no dresses. She knew this because it had all been thrown out of an attic window straight into a garbage bin. One day Auntie Kay called and told her that she had to come over right way because the people that owned the old Ross house on Church Street were renovating. Everything that had been left in the attic was unceremoniously being tossed through the window and falling into a garbage bin.

My grandmother’s sorrowful recounting of this event was as close to an apology she would ever give. She did not heed her friend’s phone call. She could not be bothered to collect her ex-husband’s family papers when it was a perfectly beautiful day to garden. She had divorced that family and was emancipated for having to care for their past attic relics. She announced to Kaye, who was not an actual blood relative but a close friend, that she was no longer responsible. None of Auntie Kaye’s pleading on behalf of the children of the marriage met with any success. My grandmother hung up the phone that summer day sure of her position…”

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15 Responses to About

  1. chmjr2 says:

    I hope to be seeing more posting on this blog soon. I have always found them interesting.

  2. Peter Eisler says:

    Great work, Guenevere. The site is really impressive. So glad someone is unearthing and recording all this family history. What a gift you’ve given us! Pete

  3. gordonskene says:

    Thanks so much for the follow for Past Daily! I’m happy to return the favor and also to let you know if I run across any material which may aid in your sleuthing. Gordon.

  4. Allison Chase says:

    Wow!! I’m so impressed…I’m almost (almost!) inspired to sit down and start writing down all the stories my grandmother shared with me over the years. What a great tribute and journey you have started. Thank you for sharing…I can’t wait to read more –Allison

  5. Thanks Beth & I want to see your blog soon!

  6. Beth Murph says:

    Your blog is engaging, well written and makes me want to start one of my own. Thank you for sharing this with me! I do hope to be able to attend the GMN conference in San Diego next year and hope to see you then. If I get my own blog started, I will share it with you. *];o)
    Blessings,
    Beth

  7. Tara/Atlantic Beach says:

    Guenevere – You are truely amazing! – I can’t wait to follow your family history – fascinating and so fun to live vicariously thru your blog!

  8. YAY!!!!!!! I love it so far! Keep up the great work Guenevere! It’s fascinating what you are going to do with this story and your concept!

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