Favorite Things Prized possessions you can’t live without

Favorite Things: Prized possessions you can't live without

July 4, 2014 

This second-hand glider, dating to the years before World War II, is a favorite of Frances Milks of Cary.

FRANCES MILKS

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Years ago, I advertised in the now-defunct AdPack for a 1940s glider. A woman had one in storage that belonged to her husband's parents. Her husband remembered it being at his home before he left to serve in World War II. My grandparents had a similar glider on their screened porch in Goldsboro. I had wonderful memories of sitting on their glider and wanted one of my own. Every time I sit on my glider, I think fondly of my grandparents and spending time with them and trying to stay cool before the days of air conditioning.

Frances Milks, Cary

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