A Stash from Way Back/Inez’s Clippings

Wed. Jan.29, 1930

Well “Death” has again entered the list of our relatives; this time taking Grandma Reed. We will surely miss her, but she is more peaceful now, than she has been for a long time.

Thurs. Jan. 30, 1930

We stayed in town all night last night. Dad came to Muriel’s after me last night. Ruth and Harry got done about midnight. I am not going to have school until Monday. We came out home this morning.

Fri. Jan 31, 1930

We went in town this morning. Mrs. Stroup had us up there for dinner. We went to the funeral this afternoon at the Baptist Church. There were certainly a lot of beautiful flowers there.

Pg. 20— Grandma’s Day Journal– My Hunter Family Collection

I think on that note, after 3 deaths in January of 1930, I’m to switch it up. The Grandmother who just passed was Elizabeth Davis Weeter Reed was born in 1865 in Iowa. She married John Reed in 1885. They had 5 children in 13 years. Their first child, Al Carlson Reed is my Great Grandfather. His daughter is Inez. Aren’t births such a better subject?

So now, moving on to childhood, my dear mother dropped by this morning with a package. In it were some adorable patterns from as far back as 1930. Thanks mama!! The one’s I’m sharing with you today were probably from Inez’ days as a young mother. I’ve mentioned her love of sewing a time or two and these patterns, some made by her own hand, are such a priviledge for me to share here!

Not sure if the billy goat drawing is by grandma’s hand. I like to think so. The recipients were, no doubt, happy youngsters. Now, I don’t know about you but that embroidered train with bunnies and a teddy bear are just about as cute as can be! And will I be attempting those stuffed animals? You Betcha! So much to do……

Thanks for your continued interest in Grandma Inez! Sharing her memories has been my gift!



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