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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!!

 

Comments

# re: Grandma's Rocking Chair@ Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:00 PM

You are so blessed to not only have the memories but to have the rocker too! And it still looks new!! Fortunately their faith carried over to their granddaughter. I am blessed to call her my dear friend. Thank you for sharing some of your precious memories.

Hugs, Linda

by Linda

# re: Grandma's Rocking Chair@ Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:34 PM

Thank you for sharing the beautiful memories you have of Christian grandparents

I have a little sewing cabinet  just like the one in your picture.  My aunt gave it to me whrn I was a little girl.  I will always cherish it.  God Bless, Marlene Joyce

by Marlene

# re: Grandma's Rocking Chair@ Sunday, February 12, 2012 10:59 PM

Marlene, the little cabinets were quite popular I think. I am glad you have one with an Aunt attached. LOL I love mine, too.

I do feel extremely blessed with the physical reminders I have of the past as well as the Christian foundation to build on. I would not have made it thru this life without them to hold me fast to my faith in God. I have been thru many a "storm", far more than necessary I am sure, but remembering my Grandparents and their strength during difficult times helps, too. Hugs,