Her Mom, my Granny, was Mildred Bluethman Thompson. Granny was a strong yet loving lady. She made me a pink and white patchwork quilt when I was little. When I went to visit her in Kansas City she taught me how to tie white clover heads together and make necklaces. Granny did quilting and embroidery work. I was blessed to have had my Granny until I was 20 years old or so.
On the other side of the family there is my Nana, Virginia Russell Ruth Shawver. My Nana is still alive at 88 years of age. Nana did a lot of crafty things. She crocheted, sewed and did a variety of other crafts. Her second husband would make some of the most beautiful Southwestern furnisher and then Nana would do paintings on them. I wish I had a picture to show you. It is some of the most beautiful furnisher I have ever seen! She always had a cluttered, but very neat house. (I have the clutter, but somehow lost the neat part!) Nana also gave me some wonderful memories and I enjoy getting letters from her now with a recipe or joke stuck in side the envelope too.