Friday

Show and Tell - My Grandmother

I have enjoyed seeing other Show and Tell pictures of grandmothers, so I am featuring two pictures of my grandmother. The larger photo on the stand is of my grandmother when she was a baby. She was born on Christmas Day. The smaller oval frame holds a tiny photo of her when she was a teenager. She married my grandfather when she was sixteen, and he was 35, a widower with two small boys. He was over six feet tall, and she was about 5 feet two inches! They had four more children. They were married 55 years when he died. She lived to be 91. She was loved by all! Her great-grandchildren called her Nana, but her grandchildren, we called her "Mama!" My grandfather was "Papa!" He was a fine man too!

I could write a book about Mama, Lena Olive, she was a spunky little woman who would climb a ladder and go upon the roof to fix it! She had a garden on their farm and canned or froze most of their delicious food! She milked the cows and I can remember her wringing a chicken's neck, plucking the feathers off, then frying up a chiken dinner with all kinds of fresh vegetables! I have featured my grandmother on my blog before, if you would like to check the archives.

I still miss my grandparents.
Thank you Kelli http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com/ for hosting Friday's Show and Tell.

19 comments:

Gina E. said...

I can't believe that age gap between your grandparents! Love the photos - it's great to see how many people are featuring old family pictures on their blogs.

Lee-ann said...

What wonderful memories you have and I know how you feel about missing her.........I too hve a heavy heart of loss when I think about a moment I had with my nanna.....even though I am now a nanna myself it was only a short 6 years ago she passed.

thank you for sharing such beautiful photos I loved that they had a huge 55 years together.

my first time at your blog has been wonderful.
Lee-ann

Hootin'Anni said...

I've done a show n tell of MY grandmother too!! Wow...great minds think alike.

Happy weekend.

Lori said...

Love the old photographs of your grandma. How precious they would be to have.
What a neat tribute to your grandma.

I too miss my grandma that has passed away.

Barbara H. said...

She sounds like a wonderful and very industrious lady! I'm so glad you have pictures of her.

Christina said...

What wonderful memories to have od a hardworking woman!
Thanks for sharing.

jar said...

She sounds like an interesting woman. And to take on a family when being so young.

Marci said...

What great pictures, but even greater are your memories. I too have that sort of heritage. I want to be that heritage to those coming behind me!!

Penless Thoughts said...

What a lovely show and tell. Thanks for not only showing the pictures but telling us some interesting facts about your lovely grandmother.
Susan

Kelli said...

Your grandmother sounds like she was a very special lady! The photos are lovely and you have them displayed wonderfully!
Kelli

Lana G! said...

The photo of your grandmother as a baby is so sweet!

Susie said...

Love the photos and the story that goes with it. Sounds like she had a long and interesting life and was blessed with a happy marriage too :)

Julieann said...

I loved reading about your grandmother---I bet your grandparents looked so cute standing next to eachother:) Wonderful photos.

Julieann

LBP said...

Sounds like you grandmother had alot of spunk! I can't even imagine marrying someone that much older than me. Guess it was love though, since they were married so long.

Love the photos!

Sara said...

Very special memories. Your grandmother obviously lived a full life and had an important influence on your own life.

ellen b said...

Now those are some great memories you have of your grandparents. That's really something that she lived to be 91. Blessings...

PEA said...

What a treasure those two pictures of your grandmother are! I loved hearing a bit about her life, she certainly sounds like she was quite a woman:-) xo

Lallee said...

Katherine, what a wonderful story about your grandmother. Don't you love how they dressed back then~baby and adult? She sounds like a strong woman. Your grandfather was fortunate to find her, and for his children to have a mother again. I'm glad we don't have to wring chicken necks, though ;-)

Suzy said...

I loved reading about Mama! She sounds alot like my grandmother.
Thanks for stoppin' by my blog!