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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Remembering My Grandmothers


Sometimes, I feel as if I am surrounded by my Grandmas.  

It is as if they are right here (though invisible), that they have my back and are my encouragers.  When I think of my Grandmothers, I think of Grandma T., Grandma Johnson, and my husband's Grandma Pearl.  Recently, through my family history research, I am getting to know Granny Talitha, Grandma Sarah, Grandma Sallie, Grandma Louisa, Grandma Barker and am remembering Grandma Bennett (who I did know, she didn't die until I was in my early teens).  I still need to learn more about my Grandmothers Craig and Mattoon.

It helps that I have their pictures throughout our home, letters that they have written, and some of their dishes.  A couple of years ago, when I was taking tons of pictures and involved in many linky parties, I set up this little display that honors my Dad's Mom, Grandma Agnes Johnson.  I thought that you might enjoy these pretty pictures: 













Do you ever feel as if your Grandmothers are keeping an eye on you?

I am linking this post to Pamela Kuhn's "A Sheltering Tree" weekly blog hop, Share the Shelter.  When you are all through here at Oregon Gifts, please hop on over there to see some lovely and inspirational posts.  Oh!  I have just been invited to link this post up to "Hope in Every Season".

I am also linking this post up to Terri at Artful Affirmation's Tea Cup Tuesday so, if you enjoy lovely china and sweet ladies, please visit to take a look.  I also linked up with Martha at Martha's Favorites.

I hope that your day is very blessed!

~ Kathy M.


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13 comments:

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love how you are celebrating Grandmas. They truly enrich your life more than they will ever know. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Little Nell said...

I always enjoy your pretty pictures Kathy!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Kathy,
I love all that rosy pinkness in your photos. Lucky you, I remember only one grandma and one grandpa because we left the Czech Republic when I was very young and I never saw my father’s parents again. But the wonderful thing is that my one grandma lived to be a great grandma and knew all three of my children, two into their teens. They feel very lucky to have had a great grandma. It’s lovely that you made such an effort to keep your grandmother’s spirit alive.
Many hugs to you. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Very sweet post. My granny is my only grandparent left, I wish my other grandma had seen my little girl, she took a real shine to my wife right from the start but she passed away the year after our wedding. I do like to think she's looking down on us in some way!

Terri said...

Hello Kathy,
Your post is so lovely and kind to grandmothers. I loved my grandmother very much, and I miss her. She was a real sweetie.
Your tea cup has such lovely flowers! Those are such happy colors.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Terri

Deb Gould said...

Oh, that last teacup, Kathy -- the one with the roses! I can almost feel my fingers on the curve of the handle! And you're right about that special connection that happens with family things: your grandmothers ARE here with you, each and every time you pick up a cup!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

What a delightful post!

Linda Reeder said...

While I knew my two grandmothers, I never really felt close to them. I feel like I missed out. Maybe that's one reason why I work at being a loving grandmother to my grandkids.

KathyB. said...

I miss my Grandma B. but have never felt she was here in my life, or looking on from her eternal destination. However, I often think about her and I miss her. She was from Klamath Falls, not so very far from you. I do have a few precious belongings she gave me, their worth is only sentimental, but as I said, precious.

I like the way you have remembered your grandmas.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I love grandmas! I still have two living, at 98 years old! One, sadly, is lost in dementia, but my dad's mother is my hero--she's just recently had to stop driving (her choice!) and to move into an assisted living facility because she could no longer negotiate the stairs to her apartment.

nutschell said...

great pictures--and grandmas! I love the photograph of all the spools of thread the most.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Hello! This is my first time visiting your blog. I don't know very many Oregon bloggers. I'm from Pendleton. I've just posted this week's new Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you'd like.

Blessings,
Mrs. Sarah Coller

L. D. said...

I have so many things from my grandmother and I really like using them as much as I can. Your things are really pretty.

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