Monday, September 26, 2011
Memories of Grandma...
My Grandma was more talented than Martha Stewart or anyone else who has so successfully merchandised themselves. Dot was clever because she had to be. She was an excellent cook because that is what women did long ago. She sewed. She ironed. She washed walls and windows and scrubbed the floors. I remember a time when I was at her home and I did the dishes. I was always helping in the kitchen and thought I had done such a good job. When Grandma went into the kitchen a little later on she called me in and told me I wasn't done. What? When I had washed the dishes (and dried them) I hadn't rinsed out the sink when I drained the dishwater. There was food debris and soap scum and sure enough the sink wasn't clean and shiny until after I cleaned it out. Thank you Grandmother for teaching me even the tiniest things that really make a difference.
During my daily activities I am reminded of my wonderful Grandma when I see my hands and fingers. They are just like hers were. Mine are not as talented but they are very good at so many things thanks to the patience and love my Grandma showed me as she taught me so much. I always miss her so much.
Thank you for letting me share a little of my Grandma with you. There will be lots more sharing as the posts pass along.
Thank you to Donna of Brynwood Needleworks for hosting Memory Lane Monday.
With my tears of joy I have now I shall go and sip a cup of tea and reflect on how fortunate I am.