Contributed by Carol Ann Nelson Cregan

Carol Ann Nelson Cregan
Corning, NY
Childhood, Daughters, Generations, New york, Selected stories, Steuben county

Love is the story of our blanket. It was used by all 7 in our family. Dad was William Gustav Nelson, Swedish heritage who worked locally for Corning Glass Works, at Steuben Glass as Supervisor of melting. His wife, Helen Dunleavy, of Irish heritage was a loving, beautiful, thoughtful lady who was the mother of their 5 daughters. They provided all the necessities of life to us with love, direction and happiness. Bill contributed to our local community in so many ways. He promoted the Boy Scout way of life, being an Eagle Scout and a Council Commissioner. He served as local alderman, Steuben County supervisor, Red Cross—he was always giving, teaching and hoping to improve community life. He loved gardening and flowers.

All 5 daughters graduated from local schools and were afforded the opportunity for further education—a gift.

This blanket would tell the true story of our happy family life.

A satin rose shiny border was an original part of this blanket—only visible now in our memory.