Wednesday, August 24, 2011

12 Days of Family and Genealogy - Great Grandpa's Teeth

This post is part of my series of the 12 days I spent with my parents visiting family and doing genealogy research.

While staying at my aunt's house in Williamsport, she started looking through her things to see if there was anything that would interest me. I never would have guessed what she found. 

She pulled out 2 things from a small box. You'll find out about the second thing tomorrow. Here's the first item she showed me:

These aren't just any dentures. These false teeth belong to my great-grandpa, Eugene Jerome Eck. This was apparently his first pair.

Why does my aunt have these teeth? She was a middle school health teacher and my great grandparents apparently passed things on to her that she might find interesting. Why she still has them is another story. But at least I got to see a part of my great grandfather decades after his death.

Just wait until you see what great-grandma left her.

3 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if that's fascinating or just gross. But I sure can't imagine putting those in one's mouth. Ewww. Can't wait to see what great-grandma left!

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  2. I mean really...how could you throw something like that away? Gross or not...I'd have a hard time discarding my great grandfather's teeth. How many people saw him smile every day while sporting those choppers? Definitely a keeper in my opinion, LOL!

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  3. Strange and fascinating - this has to be a rarity among things people pass down to their descendants.

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