Then this past month in the blog "Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories" on 15 April 2010 in the post "Treasure Chest Thursday - Cradle Roll Certificate" there was a photo of a certificate that looks very similar to Mom's. The very next day, in "a3Genealogy" there was another photograph of a certificate in the 16 April 2010 post "Cradle Rolls", along with a very nice history of the tradition.
I vowed to get a photo of my Mom's cradle roll certificate, but we didn't get down to Massachusetts until Mother's Day. Here is her document, which interestingly was signed at the bottom by the woman who would later become Mom's 8th grade teacher. It is from the South Hamilton Methodist Church, but Mom later attended the Episcopal Church, and was also married there.
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