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Found Silver Bracelet Holds Story of Family's Fight for Freedom

Matt Paxton stands with Eric and Linda in the couple's house. There are cardboard boxes in the background.
Matt Paxton stands with Eric and Linda in the couple's house and talks about downsizing. (Photo by Legacy List)

On a new episode of Legacy List with Matt Paxton, the team helps couple Eric and Linda downsize to an apartment in Washington, D.C. As librarians, Eric and Linda are extremely organized, but moving to an apartment half the size of their current house poses a difficult challenge. Matt, Avi, Mike, and Jaime work with the couple to locate cherished items on their Legacy List that define the story of their family. They uncover fascinating historical items like a samurai sword, an old camera, and a restrictive housing covenant. The team even finds a long-lost silver bracelet worn by one of Linda’s relatives who was enslaved at the farmhouse at Appomattox Courthouse where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant to end the Civil War. Linda and Eric share stories with Matt and the team about the treasures they discover and reflect on what challenges and opportunities downsizing brings.

Watch new episodes of Legacy List with Matt Paxton Mondays at 9 p.m. on VPM PBS or on your favorite smart device through the PBS app. This episode airs on Monday, January 11 at 9 p.m. and will be available on-demand on January 18.

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