Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bush Cover

I was never much for the Republican Party, but today's Parade Magazine cover had more power to sway me than anything any politican has ever said!  I mean they can't be all bad if they have a Bichon!

Grandmothers, Victorian Style

I have been spending more time looking through old pics as I have acquired some from my dad when he moved out of his home.  This one is of my Grandmother Pauline. Probably taken around the turn of the century. I assume that this is a confirmation picture as she was Lutheran. I plan to use this photo in a new Round Robin block I will be starting in August... It has a Victorian theme!  Perfect!. I am trying to decide which colors to use with it. I am thinking whites/off whites and pastel colors...

These pictures are from the other side of the family. My mom's mother, Estella.   I did not know they took photos like this in a row. (kind of like from our present day photo booth). I need to try to find a way to make the one in the hat less blurry. Boy would I love to know what colors were in that hat. Eventually I would also like to make quilt blocks using these pics....Unfortunately my grandmother died long before I was born.

Lastly, another strip, this one  of my grandmother's sister; Ruth. I have fond memories of going to her farm in Walkerton, Indiana... She had no indoor toilet even in the late 60's.. She had a beautiful wood commode in her bedroom. Wish I had a picture of it... She taught me how to crochet and I had my first taste of alcohol at an early age, with her homemade dandelion wine!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day at the Beach 1925

I came across this picture recently. The two babies in the front are my father and his twin brother. It looks to be taken at Lake Michigan... Interesting how the babies are dressed in summer clothers and the rest are dressed in sweaters and coats... It seemed appropriate on this hot day....Picture circa 1925.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July 2012

So what are your plans for the 4th.? We both have off work today. Fuzzy is busy washing his car. We went this morning to get All-You-Can-Eat ppancakes at Bob Evans, then to Salvation Army for a 1/2 price sale.  After a nap and hot dog dinner, we will do some things around the house and head out tonight for the fireworks!