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By Natasha Ragland
Special to Village News 

Finding my roots from the remnants in the shed during COVID-19


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 11:47am

Natasha Ragland sits in the studio before her still life.

When the coronavirus shutdown happened, my family and I finally decided to dig into our storage sheds and confront the boxes of stuff we inherited from my two grandmas, who died 16 and 20 years ago.

I found some useful items like Grandma Helen's antique tea pots and cups and saucers, which I've been painting in a still life. Old photos and letters we found reminded us that her parents came from Finland in the early 1900s.

My mother Marilee Ragland's father came from German and Scotch-Irish roots in the late 1800s. We often watch "Finding Your Roots" on KPBS-TV, which made me want to learn...

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