Handing it to the next generation
Like mother, like the daughter, crib reused, restored after 35 years
Thursday, June 04, 2015 12:00 AM
MENOMINEE — A Lloyd buggy is being passed on to another generation.
Special to the EagleHerald
Caroline (LaValley) Kulma, is out for a stroll with her daughter, Chandler Elise, in a buggy made by the Lloyd Company in 1917. The buggy has been restored for a second time for the next generation.
Menominee residents, Mark and Mary (Shatusky) LaValley, used to push their daughter, Caroline, in a reed buggy made by the Lloyd Company at Mary’s parents’ house.
An article about the buggy, and how Mary found it at an auction was featured in the Eagle-Star June 30, 1980.
Now, 35 years later, Caroline (LaValley) Kulma, along with her husband, Kevin, push their daughter, Chandler Elise, in the same buggy on visits at Caroline’s parents’ house in Menominee. The buggy is stored at the LaValley house.
The LaValleys purchased the buggy at an auction in 1979 for $28 and restored it to how it looked when it was made by the Lloyd Company in 1917. The buggy was again, restored for baby Chandler.
Caroline and her husband Kevin reside in Darien, Ill.