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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Great Grandma


A sweet old German woman who cooked on a wood stove until a few years before her death. Lived alone in the country west of San Antonio until her family insisted she move in to town. She wasn't my great grandma or even my grandma but I was closer to her then to my own grandmas as one of them died when I was young and one I ncver knew. We have been able to find out a few things we always wondered about. Just simple little things that came up in conversation. Sunday I met my daughters in San Antonio and we went to a family members 80th surprise birthday party. We did a lot of reconnecting, visiting, talking, and reminincing. We used to all sit around a very large round table on a pedastal when we visited her house and ate those good home cooked meals. We wondered exactly how many people could actually sit around that table. We found the answer to be 12. We wondered what happened to that table and the built in buffet. We found out the man who leased her place for his cattle had bought the table and buffet for $25.00. What a bargain! I have her tall white iron bed which I have showed here and told about before. When they insisted she move to town she was selling some furniture so Mel and I ask to buy the bed. She said she would need it still so nothing more was said. When she passed her daughter called to say when are you coming for your bed? She said Great grandma had wanted us to have it. Any of her family could hunt deer anytime it was the season free and we all reciprecated by repairing her windmill, hauling wood etc. At the party all the great grandkids told of their special memories of spending time at her house in the country. I think the most peaceful time I can remember in my life was at her house. It was a cold winter and we were getting ready to leave after a visit with her. When we went outside it was starting to snow and there were deer in her yard.

9 comments:

Shirl 72 said...

What a beautiful Story memories like that are
priceless. Love the picture. What a wonderful
visit and some questions were answered. Loved
those days.

Shirl

Sayit-baldys said...

PAULA, THANKS FOR THAT STORY. SUCH WONDERFUL GRANDMOTHERS THEY WERE. LOVING US AS THEY DID THEIR OWN CHILDREN.

HAVING US HELP THEM EAT THEIR PIECE OF PIE OR WHATEVER. COOKED GRAVY FOR ME JUST THE WAY I LIKED IT.

TAUGHT ME THE PRAYER 'NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP' WHEN A BABY. SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES.

GRANDMA IS UP THERE WAITING FOR US. sam

madcobug said...

A good memory to take out and remember once in a while. That old rocking chair looks familiar.
Helen

Sugar said...

great memory. {} ty for sharing.
i notice you made a guess re my question on my blog...but didn't leave your email addy, if interested in getting a Christmas siggy if you're right, be sure to email it to me. ;)

Donna said...

That's a great memory for the Christmas season.

Lucy said...

How heart warming. Your blog is like a breath of fresh air.

jack69 said...

YOu did good again! Great story and good memories. Worth millions in memory dollars. She looks like a wonderful lady. A great picture.
Liked the part about the bed. Some folk remember the important things.
Sherry & Jack in Fla

Gerry said...

When I was a little girl I was told I was very lucky because I not only had 2 sets of grandparents but two great-grandmas on one side and a step great-grandma on the other. I even lived with one great grandma one year going to school, and my did I meet a lot of relatives who came to visit her! I loved this story of you meeting and reminiscing about what sounds like a very nice great grandma.

salemslot9 said...

I missed seeing
your photo of the bed
sounds nice