Monday, April 13, 2009
Harriet Ann Elliott Richardson
After her daughter's death in 1923, Hattie kept up correspondence with her son-in-law Bossy and her grandchildren. Letters indicate that both Elma and Crafton visited their grandmother at various times. Also in her letters, she described farming life. Her husband had been a blacksmith (and bootlegger according to Elma Talbott). Upon his death, Hattie supported herself on the farm, at times quite difficult.
One thing I've noticed about Hattie's pictures is that she always seems to be smiling--even feeding chickens!