Her grandfather was Dr. Bernard Lewis, a chemist who helped found the Combustion Institute. Among the treasures in her basement were copies of the textbook he co-authored. Currently being sold on Ebay are:
Combustion, Flame, and the Explosion of Gases - 1938 Edition
Combustion, Flame and the Explosion of Gases - 1987 Edition which includes an envelope from the publisher addressed to Dr. Lewis.
A Russian Edition of Combustion, Flame and Explosion of Gases from 1968 including a letter from the translator.
Japanese Edition of the same book.
Her grandmother was Eunice Norton, a pianist who played throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall! She has a wikipedia listing and her own YouTube Channel! I have a CD of her music available: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171361297388?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
They also owned some wonderful books! I was so excited to see this 1819 edition of Shakespeare's Plays. I was truly in bibliophile heaven.
There are many more wonderful treasures for those who enjoy old and/or rare books at all different price points. I would love to find these items a good home. To view the full list of items for sale, please visit: Ebay Listing