I was recently inspired to sew by a photo.
My Great Grandmother frying chicken in this picture. She was the mother of 12 children.
A list of what I remember most about her
****She lived less than a block from me but we lived on a country gravel road so it could’ve been less
*****She loved giving us Zero bars she kept stashed in her frig. It was her secret indulgence. Love, love, love that about her!
******I first learned the words to Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons” on her record player.
*******No matter how many of her children showed up for a get-together, she voiced how much she missed the one not there.
*******Rides with Grandma and Great Grandma to Windsor, Missouri, population 2734 in 1970 according to census. It hasn’t grown much. 2863 in 2012. We’d always make a stop at the Ben Franklin dime store for a “treat”. Usually a coloring book. *******Picking “greens” for her along the ditch. I don’t know how she knew which ones wouldn’t make her ill!! Or worse. *******She always wore dresses. In pictures, she was always looking her best. A real lady. Check her out in the 1949 reunion. She’s #8.
She loved the babies!!! She’s holding my Aunt Glenda and my mother is sitting next to her.
********During her life, I never heard a cross word from her. When I asked my mother about this trait, she said she couldn’t remember such a thing either. We figured that after raising 12 children, she must’ve already seen it all and wasn’t fazed by much. chuckle
Here’s my version of her apron that I completed recently.
Lovin’ it!! Gonna fry me some chicken now. Be jealous!