That’s great, makes you feel good. It seems like you have lots of family members that makes silver, give me a quick family tree?
My great grandfather is Moses Blackgoat, he was the first in my family to make silver jewelry. He was from the Lupton area and started around the early 1900s. He passed on the trade to my grandparents, Ben & Helen Blackgoat. They taught my father Harrison, and my mother Jennie also picked up the trade. Now I am the fourth generation in my family to make silver.
Perry Null Trading:
How about Susie James, is she related to you?
Susie is my mother’s sister. My mom and dad taught her and other family how to make jewelry so they could have a living.
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