Me & my grandbabies with my Granny
and their Great-Great Granny
Granny showing us her quilt she had just finished today.
My Granny is 94 years old. She still makes at least 1 quilt a week. It was about 4:30 in the afternoon and she was already dressed for bed. I asked her what time she went to bed. She said she tries to be asleep by 7 p.m.- I had told my dad that I was going to try to get over to see her last week. Well, the week came and went and I didn't get by there. So before this week was over, I was determined to go and see her. Anyway, when we got there, she wanted to know why we waited so late to come. She said she is dressed all day long and then I come at night! (Keep in mind, it was 4:30 in the afternoon). She is sharp as a tack, but she was just ready for bed. She is just precious. I took some pictures around her house that I thought were so sweet. As long as I remember this is where she has lived. There are special memories in this little home. I remember the little glass coke bottles in the refrigerator. I remember the cabinet that she opened and it was a bin full of flour to make biscuits. I remember cold biscuits on the stove. I remember fat back. I remember the front porch. I remember the well house. I remember the swing. I remember the "Big Tree" we used to play around. I remember her house was simple and always clean. I remember the door was never locked, and it still is not. I don't think I have ever been there when the t.v. was on. I asked her today if she ever watched it. She said she watches 2 shows of preaching. She had all of the rooms closed off except the livingroom. It was so warm in there with the little gas heater. My PawPaw died a few years ago. He was on his riding lawn mower and had a heart attack. There is a picture of them together hanging on the wall. You can see the stack of quilts that she has made. She gives some away and sells some. When we got there she was sitting on the couch cutting out squares for her next quilt. The quilt she is holding up is the one she finished earlier in the day. I showed her my first quilt block and she said that was too tedious. She said I would never get through. She cuts out squares and sews them together and then quilts them on the machine. Granny does crossword puzzles and word searches. She said this keeps her mind active. Going to her home, is like time standing still. Things are just so relaxed and slowed down. I didn't feel like I was in a hurry even though I knew I had a lot more to do today. It made me stop and think how hard we make our lives. It was so peaceful and simple in her little home.
My granny is an inspiration to me.