Miss Lilli has started pre-school this morning - so two days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have about five hours to do whatever I want! And just so I don't fritter this time away, I'm going to start posting on Tuesday nights under the title "Toddler-less Tuesdays"! I hope this will keep me accountable for the extra time, so it's productive!
But in the meantime, I want to join in the Tuesday Treasures parade - I finally got some pictures taken of some of my treasures and want to share two in particular today.
This picture was drawn by my great-grandmother, who was a fine artist, working mostly in charcoals and pastels. Unfortunately, she was also a farm wife and mother, so she probably didn't get the recognition she deserved. But her pieces are highly prized among our family members, and I think each of us has at least one. I think I have another one upstairs, but as my grandmother is no longer around to tell me for sure, I'll just have to hope it's one of hers! She was my great-grandfather's third wife, and mother to his 14th, 15th and 16th children, along with a couple of still-born children. My grandmother was the 15th child, and she was born when my great-grandfather was 73 years old! I don't know a whole lot about him - obviously he died a long time before I was born - but I do have this wonderful picture that I found in the attic after my grandmother died.....
Written on the back, in my grandmother's handwriting, it says "Daddy and his BIG hog!" In a time when photographs were hard to take (how in the world did they get the hog to stand still that long?) and expensive, this photograph was also colorized and framed in a $6.95 cent frame (I know this because the price is stamped into the back of the frame!) So now it hangs in a place of honor in the "Rogue's Gallery" collection of photos at my home.
I hope you like my Tuesday Treasures as much as I do!