Because most (but if you insist on honesty, then all) of the ladies in the group are not interested in genealogy, I tried to keep my family history comments to myself, but . . . some did accidentally slip out. Before I left, my Famuggle daughter
The first spoon tells us that these were Christmas gifts because of the complete date of December 25, 1899 on the handle. I assume that it is a gift from a woman, possibly a grandmother or an aunt. It would not be her mother with the misspelled name. Her name was Berenice (rhymes with furnace) rather than the more common Ber-niece.
Strangely, there are two spoons with a 1903 date.
|The back of the spoon above.|
This then, I've discovered, is the secret bridge from our world to the Famuggle world. We can talk with Famuggles and Fruggles about family history if we pretend it is just about the object. Shhhh . . .we know the truth. I invite you to try it. See if you get the same reaction that I did. Do you think it's possible we might even convert a few . . . . . .