Friday, June 1, 2007
Show and Tell Friday
Now this doesn't look like a very interesting show and tell, but there is a story. When I saw this valance at a local discount store, I just had to buy it. It doesn't look like much, but the attraction for me is in those little swiss dots!
You see, 3 1/2 years ago my Granny died, and I miss her a lot. We were an interesting pair! I would go over to her house, fix a cup of tea, and we would sit together - each of us reading our own book! We didn't need to talk that much, I just loved to be there with her. After I had kids I would take them over and Gran and I would sit and talk and watch them play. I had 3 boys at the time and she nicknamed them Huey, Duey, and Luey because they were so ornery. Four month after her death I had my only daughter, who is named after Granny. It still chokes me up sometimes when I think about how I would like to load up Miss Leone and take her over to Granny's and show her off! I bet the two of them would have made an even more interesting pair ; )
Anyway, on to the curtain. Granny would sometimes tell me stories about her life, and one in particular was about her as a young army wife. She was just recently married and my Grandpa (who died when I was 1) was stationed in Galveston, TX. They lived in a tiny (I'm thinking one room and no bathroom) military house. She told me about how she had sawed legs off a piece of furniture to make it usable in the space and how her mother mailed her material to sew things for the house. One of those materials she said was dotted swiss, and Granny told me how she sewed it into curtains. And so now every time I see that material with its tiny little dots I'm reminded of Granny and the great times we always had together!
If you want to check out more Show and Tells go over to Kelli's blog.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Edit - I added some music in memory of Gran and Grandpa - she liked Big band music and he fought in WWII - so this made me think of them : )