December 16, 2007

LuLu Belle

Posted in Jenn, Belarus at 1:20 pm by Jenn

scan0002.jpg scan0001.jpg

After reading StacyJill’s post, The Beauty of the Internet I became inspired to write about a topic that I’ve been putting off for a while, My Grammy. My Grammy, Mary Lou Fowler. Born LuLu Belle Sweeney in February of 1909. My Grammy died on July 17, 2007 at the tender young age of 98. My Grammy a Vermonter through and through. Wisdom, kindness, generosity, selflessness, warmth, curiosity, tranquility, graciousness, strength, integrity are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think her.

When I was moving overseas my mom gave me three things: The Knitting Answer Book and two pictures of my Grammy. The book has come in very handy and I’ve attached the two pictures to this post. My favorite is the one with the so called “hat”. It’s actually a plant pot with a scarf and bow attached. I know what you are thinking and no, she was 100% there, sharp as a pin. She made the hat herself to attend some bonnet luncheon at her church (we think in 1997). She wasn’t a dress up kind of girl, so she probably didn’t have a fancy hat, or if she did it was buried so far back in her closet she couldn’t find it. What she did have was a greenhouse full of plant pots and a great sense of humor. Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Gift of the Magi

Posted in Journal tagged , , , at 1:03 pm by Jenn

Several years ago my friend Luke introduced me to the story that has become my holiday favorite, “Gift of the Magi“, by O’Henry.  This is a beautiful Christmas story about sacrifice and love.  Once you’ve read it (10 minutes), I’d love to hear your comments.

Life On The B Side

Taking all that life throws at us one moment at a time

My ADHD Adventures

The good, the bad and the distracted stories of my ADHD family.

Coffee with Maria Hass

Discussing faith, family, and fitness through Maria's confessions over cafe con leche...

Mommy Usage

Perfectly Imperfect. Always Working Toward Better.

From diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms

Trying to keep my sanity one blog post at a time

The Chatter Blog

Living: All Day Every Day: Then Chattering About It

Oh God, My Wife Is German.

The Misadventures of an American Expat and His Wife in Germany

Really?? Yes. Really.

You may ask yourself, where does that highway lead to...?

Flying Ready

An American expat moves to the south of France.

Wineymomma and the monsters

Momma's journal of all things monster

Knits-N-Things

A mom blogging about her life taking care of her T1D son, knitting, and other random things!

Matt on Not-WordPress

Stuff and things.

Learning to Walk in Stilettos

It is what it is...dysfunction at its finest.

Thirty Voices

Voices from women in their thirties from around the world!

Knitting bag

Just another WordPress.com weblog

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site.