You know me, I always have a litle sumthin’ sumthin’ off in the corner accumulating for blog candy. Since last week I embarked (notice I say embarked because this is long from finished) on a little organization out in the studio, I hit the jackpot for some more giveaway items and they need to go now!! So, I have a little stash of goodies that I’m offering starting today and I’ll pick a winner on next Friday night. Feel free to leave a comment on this post every day until then – that should give me enough reading material, lol!!! On Friday, I’ll use random.org to pick a winner. The winner must reach out to me on my contact page to give me their address and after 48 hours I’ll give someone else a chance to win if no one has responded.
So this past week our whole family had an opportunity to be together (remember birthday?) for a couple of dinners – the older everyone gets unfortunately the less frequently this happens. We’re always a story telling crew and my kids never fail to remind me that I’ve told them "that" story at least 10 times before. I think I love telling them stories because it simply rekindles the memory to things I never want to forget – this world is so different now than it was in my childhood. So for this blog candy, I’m giving you an opportunity to share a memory, you know, just like the song says "tell me ’bout the good ole days".
For me, I wasn’t old enough to go to school where my family lived so my mother sent me off to live with Grandma so that I wouldn’t have to wait a year to start first grade. Over the years, I spent a lot of time at the farm – precious memories and a blessing since I’m now a suburb girl. I hate it that my kids will never know what it’s really like when it’s dark outside and there’s no sound except the cows in the field, the pristine water from a pump where there is no running water, woodstoves for heat and a fan for AC, kids who entertain themselves and play outside, a trip to the outhouse, real chores, a foot pedal Singer sewing machine to sew the quilt you need, shelling butter beans, walking to school, hanging clothes out on the clothes line, catching rain water to use in a wringer washer machine, hand me downs, always respect to elders, knowing all your neighbors and being able to trust them. Oh gosh this sure makes me sound ancient, I could go on and on. This was more than just one but you get the idea ;-)