Grandma's Rocking Chair
This beautiful rocking chair belonged to my Grandma Mamie. It holds precious memories!! Us Grandkids often sat at her feet watching her crochet beautiful doilies, outfits or clothing for Dolls of other Lands (Countries), and other crochet items. She would Crochet, rock, and chew gum so fast we could hardly see the crochet hook fly!! When she came to a difficult place in her crochet, she would stop rocking, stop crocheting and stop chewing the gum until she figured out what to do next. Then the rocking, crochet and chewing would resume with amazing speed and accuracy!! She read her Bible, The Workbasket magazine, and Daily Devotionals or Sunday School booklets in this rocking chair. Many a Grandchild were gently rocked on her lap. I am so blessed to have this awsome Rocking chair.
I also have posted a picture of the small wooden box she displayed on the wall beside the Rocking chair. The little drawers held safty pins, needles, buttons and other small items. I can remember to this day the many nook and cannies at Grandma and Grandpa's house. I have many things to help with those memories, but the greatest of all is not the "things" , is the Christian faith they held tight to, their love for family, and there frugal ways. They shared so much with everyone who knew them. Their life was a "pieced" masterpiece they made for their family. I am Thankful to have been a part of their life.
Grandpa Charley did wood working of yard ornaments and small Barns for the Grandsons. I wish I could get a picture of some of his work, but those may be long gone. He was a humble man. He gave good hugs, sweet smiles and lots of encouragement. To this day, I miss them!!