Is anyone else supposed to see snow this weekend? It's only October! What's up with that?
The first thing I should tell you is that my grandmom is a sewing genius. Her father was a tailor, her mother was a seamstress and so my grandmom was always making things for me - she even made my junior prom dress in high school. One of my favorite things she made for me was a Cabbage Patch doll. When they first came out, Cabbage Patch dolls were super expensive, and my parents really couldn't afford to spend that much money on a doll. My grandmom made me one - and I was the only kid on the block to have a doll that looked very similar to me.
When I was little, my grandmom used to let me play "hairdresser" and style her hair however I felt fit. I had endless access to hairbrushes, hair curlers and everything in between. When I was all finished, my grandmom would be quick to admire her new 'do in the mirror and tell me how beautiful she looked.
I fondly remember grandmom teaching me such songs as "Round ball, round ball" and "See-saw, knock at the door." I'm not sure if those are the actual titles to the songs, but that's how I remember them.
When my older brother and I would go over for a visit, grandmom always had things to play with....whether it was her jump ropes made from old clothes lines or tennis balls that we could throw against the wall. In fact, grandmom taught us a game she used to play as a child using tennis balls and a wall. Essentially, you would throw the ball against the wall and before it came back to you, you had to do something like clap three times, turn around, etc.
Oh yeah - and one more thing? My grandmom has a silly side. I believe this picture remains my favorite one ever. It's pretty classic!
Happy 84th birthday, grandmom!! May you enjoy another beautiful, blessed year!
Question of the Day:
Anything fun going on for you this weekend?
Until next time!