Monday, February 8, 2010

What do you think she’d say???

This is my great-great-grandmother, on her farm in Woodriver Ilinois, circa probably the early 40’s. 

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She lived alone in a wonderful old farmhouse on the outskirts of town.  My mom remembers riding her bike ‘way out to great-grandmothers place’ as a girl.  g.g.grandma made her own apple butter, was an amazing cook, and could wring a chickens neck and have it in the frying pan before you could wash up for dinner.  One time they couldn’t find her…called her name and could hear her calling back…they finally spotted her on the ROOF hanging shingles!

If she were alive today, I suppose she wouldn’t have much use for  modern conveniences, probably preferring, a well-stocked kitchen, and her own tools to all of our electronics and things.   And I’m sure she never dreamed that someday her great-great-granddaughter would share this picture of her that the whole world could see with the touch of  a button.

Can you imagine what my great-great-granddaughter will be doing?!  How primitive what I do today will be to her?!  I can only hope that I leave something of my own behind…a photo or other memento…that she would want to share with others.

Mandi

2 comments:

Meri Wiley said...

What an awesome post. I think she would say something like "pshaw", or don't go fillin' your head with silly notions, well at least I think that's what she's day. It's so awesome your memories of her, and don't forget to pass them along, too. They need to keep going.

Hugs,
Meri

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I just love that picture. The things our grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through - we can only imagine.

As far as our great-great-granddaughters - I hope feel the respect and love we feel for those that came before.

Janelle