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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Emily Goes to Grandma's:

Last night I worked on a children's tablescape with my vintage toys.  Some photos didn't turn out so good in color, so I have changed them into black and white.   I took some of those pictures and am using them to let Emily tell a story.  It is my feeble attempt at some creative writing, which happens to scare me to death.

~ Kathy

Emily Goes to Grandma's

Hi, remember me?  I am Emily.  I have been going to a lot of fancy dinners lately.  Last night, I went to Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner.  Grandma made a very special kids table just for us little ones.  It was fun to have our own table, in the kitchen.  Just in case we spill.


There were cheerful placemats, candles, tea pots and lots of old toys on this table.  I guess that we still need to be careful about spilling.  Grandma said ... leave those candles alone or I am going to blow them out.  So, we did.  We were good.




Grandma really likes that Mary Engelbreit stuff.  If we complain, Grandma says, "Well, make the best of it, sweetie.  Bloom where you're planted."  Easier said than done, Grandma!


Grandma also tells us to be nice and take care of each other.  She says this includes the animals, trees and water.  Grandpa says that is because she is an old hippie chick from Eugene.  She says no sir, she was never a hippie.  What is a hippie, anyway?


I love the View Master.  It is old.  Grandma said that after dinner I could use it, but not now.  It has to stay here for decoration for the pictures.

The saying on that box says, "Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."  Grandma says, amen to that!



After dinner, we are going to get to read about the little girl of Japan.  It is one of my very favorites.  If you click here, you can read the story about Ah Fu .  Grandma scanned it a while back.  She loves these old books.  They came from her old church that closed down.  So did a lot of these old toys.  Grandpa says that she is sentimental.  She says so is he.


So, that is about all.  It was fun.  I love my Grandma. And my Grandpa.  And Dana and Sonny.  Oh, she says to tell you that the rest of this tablescape will be on her blog on Wednesday.

Bye, bye.  The End.


~ Emily

6 comments:

Janel said...

What a charming story. :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Janel! And you know that I really am worried about putting myself out there. I appreciate your comment very much.

Kathy

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a lovely story, Kathy! You are a woman of many talents. I think Emily should have many adventures.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Lisa! We'll see. She's a pretty neat little gal. Maybe I can take her on a field trip or two. That was easy writing for me ... not too polished, but at least I found her voice. That was a new development.

:>)

Kathy

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