Saturday, May 9, 2009

Those Wonderful Woman From Whom I Came

My Grandma, Lucile Thompson Wescott, was a simple woman. Grandma gave me so many wonderful memories. She taught me to crochet and along with my mom, taught me to sew. Grandma did the plastic canvas work and she used to make those ever so popular grapes in the 1970's and clackers for us kids. On holidays Grandma usually felt like she wasn't giving us enough, but in reality I always loved what she gave me and treasure those wonderful homemade gifts. The simplicity of Grandma is something that I have come to appreciate very much.

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.

These are the women from whom I came. They were the inspiration in my life and definitely where my love of crafts came from. Thanks for all of the wonderful memories ladies!! I couldn't have asked for better roots.


Cathy said...

Sherry, I think you took all the craftiness from these woman - thanks!

My favorite memory of grandma is how she always took us to the back room and showed us her newest projects. Even as a little girl, I always felt like she included me.

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Polka Dot Moon said...

No wonder you're so creative!!

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Happy Mother's Day Sherry!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

God bless our dear Grandmothers! Twyla

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