Monday, May 2, 2016

May Day

 Astrid and Laura and Astrid's friend, Zac, hiked yesterday.  She shared these pictures with me.  Astid jumped off the Falls here.  She said it was really cold!

 I am not sure where this is.  It is is really pretty.
 Ingrid and her friend Claire after church Sunday.  Ingrid came over last evening and ordered a life case for her Iphone.  She is going on a big trip soon and she wants her phone to be protected.  The life case even protects against water damage.  I am sure not dropping in a lake but at least a heavy rain.  Claire's Grandmother is sending Clarie on the New York-Washington DC trip, too.  I know it will be so much more fun with a dear friend to share the adventrure.

 Fleta has been going through stuff in a "shed" is the way Helen put it.  She found some of Daddy's old shirts.  Dad passed in 1988--almost 30 years ago.  Helen is a seamstress and she recognized 3 shirts she sewed for Dad.  She asked me if I made this one.  "No", I said...but then I started remembering it.  I did make it.  I bet she could tell by the sorry work!  Daddy loved it and nearly wore it out.  Momma must have loved it too as it was packed away.  Below Daddy has it on and Sweet Patsy came by his house for a visit.  I think I made the shirt before Laura was born in 1974.  I did not make another.  I guess the better sewer took over the task!  Seeing, remembering, wondering how I could have forgotten--it has made me really sad.  Erin, see the lawn mower on the front porch?
Daddy and Mom's life together was shaped by the person below--my sister, Debbie Lee.  Today, she would have be 60.  The photo is from the Patsy Powell collection.   Patsy wore the pictures "out" when she lived in California.   I miss both Patsy and Debbie Lee today.  I see our farm dog, "Jackie", the old barn, the path we wore going back and forth to do our milking chores,  and the year--April 1964. 


4 comments:

Sunshine said...

I hope you get the shirt back. Siggie would love to see what you have sewn. I remember the lawn mower always being on the porch, and Grandpa always crying as we left.

Sister--Helen said...

I have the shirt Laura...I will keep it for your Mom. I knew she must have been the one that sewed it.... and no it was not a poor job just different from mine....

Sunshine said...

Thank you Aunt Helen!!!

Sister--Three said...

Laura, Aunt Helen said to me "I did not speak of the quality on the Blog"....I think that means poor sewing! I may not bring it down as Sigrid might imagine be a a great shirt maker if she never sees the real product.