Caroline Gile’s Scrapbook

This is my great-great grandmother, Caroline Jane Webber Gile, as a new mother with her first child, as an old widow with her grandson, and a scrapbook with poems and jokes she collected from newspapers, no doubt to help her smile and carry on in her widowhood and old age. She experienced much tragedy in her life and outlived most of her children and her husband, but she also experienced much joy, as you can see in her face as she sits for a picture with her grandson. In the poem “Where is Home?” you can feel her faith in God. She believed she would see her family again.

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