we spent a few days at my great aunts looking through photo albums and reading old letters....VERY old letters...some from her parents when they were courting. it was so much fun to go through all of it!
she had boxes and boxes of old magazines....she also had LIFE and LOOK and the Saturday Evening Post.
this is my aunt when she was seven...the same age as annie.
what an adorable ballerina!
the original text message.
this was the family busines...and an open letter of complaint to the owners.
and she kept it!
she had chairs and footstools like this in her home.
we found this quilt and her daughter in law got very happy and remembered her mother helping her mother in law work on it.
and we were in awe of the detail.
hundreds of circles...HUNDREDS...and each little fold of white on all four sides of each piece is sewn by hand.
truly a masterpiece.
and it was in plastic and had never been used.
she made felt ornaments with teeny detail forever.
each one was so sweet.
we found an article written about her church mice she made that was in the paper.
i have a set of christmas church mice...mary and joseph and baby jesus mice.
in her jewelry box... :)
this is my aunt liza in a fur lined coat...looking very swanky.
her bathroom had gold wallpaper.
and this was her typewriter that she used for everything.
i came across this photo and knew right away that it was my grandmother and we are guessing it was her daughter....the first of five babies.
i loved this picture but no one knew who it was.
this was an aunts home in beverly hills.
and then there were bunches of pictures of this baby.
no lables of who it was and nobody recognized anyone in the pictures.
but a baby in a wicker high chair in the hollyhocks is always precious...1912 or 2012.
this baby was adorable!
i just wanted to reach in and squish those chubby cheeks!
no one knew who this was but he has character and personality...you can see it.
and this one cracked me up!
no labels again so i have no idea who it is ....but it reminded me of something.....
i am home now safe and sound.
miss that i won't go back there again but happy for her to not have to be a 101 year old body anymore.
she was a special lady.
the words "strong woman" came up with almost everyone who spoke about her.
everyone who knew her knew what that meant.
i will miss her.
thanks for all your sweet words this week...you are the nicest blog readers!
what's on your plate this weekend?
i hoping for a campfire with s'mores sometime.
but we'll see...
there about a billion things going on for us....relaxing doesn't sound like it is on the list.