One thing that I and others associate with grandmas is various types of crocheted, knitted, and tatted items. Doilies.
|From the collection of Gena Philibert-Ortega
Doilies can be found on tables, chair arms, the back of chairs, and really anywhere that needs a little decoration. Doilies can be one solid color, or they can have various colors like the one pictured.
I decided to end Women's History Month with something simple, doilies. Too often, we don't spend time telling the story of our female ancestors because the genealogically-relevant records seem to be missing. But the items we need to tell her story are all around us, we just need to look.