Monday, December 3, 2007

Touring the house where my Grandma was born, married, and had her first child.

Today, I had the privilege of visiting the one of the oldest houses in C. It was built in 1915 and my Grandma was born there in 1917. It was restored in 2003 and my dad's cousin M lives there now.

What a treasure it was to hear all the stories and look at old pictures. My Grandma went with us and chimed in when she could add to the story or tell her own.

I would love to document what I learned today, maybe a scrapbook. I did get video and a few pictures. M said she would send me any pictures I need, either past or present.


G really enjoyed herself. She loves to read American girl stories and I think it reminded her of some that she may have read.

L, M, and O were more entertained by M's dog. L did perk up when we toured M's small garden. Also, when she showed us her worm farm. And they liked pushing phone books down the stairs. (It looked like a slinky.)

What a treat today was!!!! Some days are just special and today was one of them.

5 comments:

Lady G~ said...

What a blessing that you were able to tour your Grandmother's home. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

5Gustos said...

That's so neat! How many generations of your family have lived in this county? It sounds like your family roots go way back in this area.

Randi said...

My great grandparents on my dad's mom's side moved here from Iowa sometime before 1915 Including my kids, that makes 5 generations.

It may be more on my dad's dad's side. I need to find out.

My husbands family goes back at least that far.

My grandparents and my husbands's gandparents knew each other in the 30's and 40's. They saw each other again at our wedding.

Roger said...

Sis. I'm reading and enjoying. Your little bro Roger.

Randy said...

Hey, RS,
Good stories. Anthony's got a sports blog.