Mon. Aug. 17, 1942~~~ Glenn left again to be examined for the army and was accepted. He came home early Wed. morning, Aug. 19th. Ruth stayed with me while he was gone. He was given a furlough of 2 weeks before going back, during which time we had a sale
Sept. 1, 1942~~~ Glenn left for Jefferson Barracks on the train, at Sedalia. His mother & dad, Erma Lee, Ruth & I went with him to Sedalia. Erma Lee went home with me and stayed about 2 weeks. During that time I did some canning and packed things to move them. Dad & Daddy Hunter moved our furniture & other things for me. By that time I learned that Glenn had been sent to Duncan Field at San Antonio, Texas, so I planned to go to him as soon as he was reasonably sure of being left there.Pg. 72— Grandma’s Day Journal– My Hunter Family Collection
As. you now know, Glenn was finally accepted and served proudly with other men during WWII. Much of his family that was closeby came together to help the newlyweds as they navigated the path that was lying ahead of them. I consider them lucky to have come from a large family. But I cannot imagine having to can my own food to take along. I suppose it was second nature to them, but I’m praising my Maker that we have plenty of grocery stores to get ours from. Don’t get me wrong. I preserve my own garden goodness each summer for a treat during the long winter months. But it’s a choice.
Made a choice to use up some scrap fabric. I’ve wanted to make a quilt of houses or cabins for quite some time. If you do a search on the Internet, you’ll discover a wide variety of types and styles. And it’s a great way to use up small portions of fabric. Another point to ponder is sustainability. Growing up, we did sew our own clothing much of the time. The only time we didn’t was at the start of the school year or for Easter. Hand-me-downs, yard sales, and homemade were the norm. But I digress. Making something from the scrap pile is the order of the day.
This one will be part of an I Spy style quilt. My kiddos will enjoy pointing and naming what they find. Gaining language and vocabulary in ways they don’t suspect is a sneaky trick educators like to use. Older children who’re into dramatic play, might want to put their ‘people’ in each cabin. Favorite colors will come into play as they’ll likely find favorite houses to claim as theirs. And for the mathematically inclined, they may notice shapes to point out. If they don’t notice, I will be pointing them out 🙂 But the best part is the sensory experience of a quilt. I highly encourage using fabric in early childhood settings in case you didn’t catch that.
Linking up to the quilting patch for the week with my quilting efforts.