Family Teacup

Photo of my great grandmother's teacup.
Photo of my great grandmother's teacup.

This small and beautiful teacup was handed down from my great grandmother to my grandma, to my mom. This teacup has been in the family for a long time since my great grandmother was in Newfoundland. My great grandmother, or as I call GGB (Great Grandma Bator), would always collect teacups wherever she went. She got this teacup from England (United Kingdom). She was born in Newfoundland in 1924 when Newfoundland was a direct part of the United Kingdom, so she was technically English. She then met my great grandfather during World War 2. After the war, she moved to Buffalo, New York. There, she got dual citizenship and had three kids, including my Grandma Sandy. My GGB lived in Buffalo for the rest of her life. My grandma then had my mom. My mom was very close to my GGB. My mom would have to go to Toronto, Canada and cross the border frequently for family events from my GGB, whose family was still in Canada. Crossing the border into Canada was very easy at the time. During all of this she was still collecting teacups from everywhere she went. Then my mom had me and my sister. We loved to be around her, and she was so caring. But in 2010 she died, and she still had all of her teacups from Newfoundland and all of the places she went. My grandma got the teacup in this story after my GGB's death. She gave this teacup to my mom and now we have it. This teacup reminds us every day of our English/Canadian heritage from my mom's side of the family, and we won't forget about our family still in Canada. But most importantly, we won't forget about my kind and caring great grandmother.

Place(s): Newfoundland, Toronto, Canada, Buffalo, New York, United States
Year: 1946

– E.T.B.

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more