Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Not So Wordless Wednesday - Cradle Roll Certificate

Last year I read in the blog "Dear Myrtle" on 27 July, 2009 a post entitled "1925 Nowata Cradle Roll." I knew that my mom had one of those cradle roll certificates hanging on her bedroom wall from 1936. The certificate was beautiful, and I had always admired it.
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.
Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Very nice, Heather. Thank you for the note. These are such precious memories!

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  2. Heather...I am so glad you got a copy of it. It is adorable and I hope you hang it proudly.Thanks for the note, but I was so fascinated by Dr. Bill's post, that I had to research the purpose,and history. But I'm glad it help trigger a fire in you to go obtain a copy. Thanks again for Dr. Bill for making a difference!