My grandmother, Josephine Freeman Dunham, earned this framed painting as a girl by selling Cloverine Salve door-to-door in the 1890s. Knowing none of its long history, I had the romantic notion as a kid that it depicted her, my dad and his sisters (hair colors and ages fit). When Grandmother died in 1960, it went to her favorite niece, Thelma Jo Christy. When she heard of my childhood fantasy, Thelma vowed that I would have the picture next. True to her word, it came to me next, 50 years later, when she died at 103 in 2011.
Bob Dunham, Apex