Monday, November 29, 2010

What one might find in their be thankful for.

In the midst of high stress and emotions, Val and I have been constantly trying to remember that when it all comes down to it, we're thankful that we have the chance to go through all of my mom's things even if it is a lot of work and we're not keeping it all.
 These corn husk dolls seemed to be a symbol of the season for me. First, because it's fall and harvest time. Second, because they were my mom's when she was a young girl. I found them in the garage in a box with some fantastic doll items (spinning wheels, cast iron cookware, fantastic wooden furniture.) I recognized them to be from Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. Mom loved to go there on vacations to see her family, and was able to share it with us on one of our trips out that way. We learned crafting projects of our own while there.
While I'm not sure that either of these were made by my mom, they help us to recall memories and things we have to be thankful for be it corn or "stuff."


Katie said...

It's nice that you are posting these memories so that you will always be able to come back to them on the blog. Even if you have to get rid of some of these special things at least you will have pictures and special written memories :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice, I always remember Christmas with your mom too. She shared things that you gals did and made through the years, it brings back wonderful thoughts. You girls are very lucky to have those memories, & I hope you remember them and share them with your familes as they grow.


Anonymous said...

Sturbridge Village with your mom was always fun. I'm glad you had a chance to do that, too. Sometime when you're out this way, we'll make it a point to go again.