Thursday, January 29, 2009

Remembering my grandmother


Hi all

Today I started to fill out a memory book of my family history and it was asking for such things as:
What do you remember of your childhood home?
What was your bestfriends name?
What was your grandmother like?

and for some reason I decided that I didn't want to fill it out after all, lol, but it did get me to thinking about some of my childhood memories which got me to thinking about my moms mom, my grandmother.
Even though she hasn't been here on this earth for many years now, I still miss her and I wanted to show a few photos of her.

Didn't she have the cutest round chubby cheeks (which I also seemed to inherit) and I'm sure that expression of hers made it hard for anyone to say "no" to!
Of course, her expression in the second photo
puts no doubt in my mind that she must of had some what of a mischievous spark behind that cuteness!

But my favorite photo of them all is this 1920's shot, of her dressed in her wonderful sense of style.
Did you notice the tie?

Even though my grandmother was a proper lady of her time she also was a rebel and was the first woman in her small little town to wear a pair of pants!!!
Ohhhh, the scandal!

And as I was pondering this scenario I had a lightbulb moment of my own history.

When I was in Junior High (yes, a long time ago, lol) there was a rule in our small town, that girls were not allowed to wear pants to school.
I thought it was a ridiculous rule because we lived on the coast and during the winter it was foggy and cold all day long, so one day I decided that I would wear pants to school.
My mom said it was my decision (yep, she is a rebel too, lol) and so I ventured out in all my independent glory wearing "pants".
I did feel somewhat anxious the whole day but no one said a word to me, until my way out the school doorway at the end of the day.
I was told in a very clear and loud voice by the school secretary to never go against the school rules again and the glare she gave me, put fear into my little soul!
That's all I needed, a severe reprimand, but guess what happened a year later?
The school rules were changed and girls would be allowed to wear pants whenever they
wanted!!

My grandmothers birthday is Monday and I will be thinking of her as I go through my day.
I will think of her independent spirit, her strength and most of all, how she is a part of me to the end of my days.

talk to you soon,
deborah

10 comments:

Tiedupmemories said...

It's all in the genes!What wonderful photos of your grandmother!I'm sure she would be very proud and amazed at who's wearing the pants in her family!:.)
Tracy

Denise said...

What a wonderful post. I love the cloche hat and tie. what a woman. I'm sure she was an inspiration to you and your mom. thanks for sharing.

ArtSnark said...

Thanks for sharing - Wonderful!

ArtSnark said...

Me again - I have a lil' award for you over at my blog :)

Michael said...

i remember her

slommler said...

I so remember that rule!! I lived in norther Ohio and boy did it get cold in the winter...but no pants allowed. Only uniforms!! Ackkk!! The only rebelling I did was on a cold cold day, I wore pants under my uniform. LOL! I received only minor distain. Your grandmother's pics are wonderful. You have inherited a wonderful gene pool!!
Hugs
SueAnn

starrynightimpressions said...

This is to Michael,
Hi Uncle Mike!
Mom said she had told you about this blog post I put up.
I remember her too and miss her.
love debbie

Fete et Fleur said...

I see where you got your curly hair from curly sister. Your grandmother was lovely!

What a silly rule. I bet you set the wheels in motion for that change.

Nancy

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

What a wonderful post! I posted about family memories today too. Funny...

I especially love the pic of your Gram in her cloche and tie! Gorgeous!

Tam

Mrs.Kwitty said...

You little rebel you!! But, it seems you come by it naturally! Great post!
Smiles, Karen