Hacienda Heights, CA
Linda (Big Sis), Kathy (Cousin), Cindy (cousin), & Me
After a very busy weekend enjoying the Re-Opening of my website (more about this tomorrow!), I spent some time yesterday working in my garage! Now...going through boxes of JUNK (not good junk, just JUNK!) is not something I wanted to do on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon! Still...the thought of waiting to do the much needed clean-up until the Summer when temps climb over 95 degrees outside made me sick. Besides, I have some furniture in need of a makeover (remember the U-Haul filled with neat stuff I hauled back from Tennessee???) and I needed to make room to paint.
~SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY~
46 Years Ago
Anyway...while I was moving around more boxes than I can say I came across one of those stackable clear bins and it LOOKED to be the MISSING BOX I'd been frantically searching to find for a long time. My heart skipped a beat because I feared the box had been tossed out by mistake. The thought of that possibility made me very nervous because it held many irreplaceable mementos...and some of them belonged to my mother.
~WHAT WAS LOST NOW IS FOUND~
When I lifted the lid to the bin I was shocked at what I found. Inside (and right where I'd left them) were all the things I'd been searching for. Most notably, the neatly folded dress and bonnet I wore in the photo above. My mother made it for me when I was 5 and my sister, Linda's, too. Along side of it was the newspaper clipping from 1964.
~I LOVED THIS SWEET FABRIC~
I've shared with you before that my very talented Mom and her sister, my Auntie P, were ALWAYS doing things to get their girls in the Newspaper. They were both heavily involved in PTA at the time and the two of them concocted the idea to dress their daughters up as old fashioned school girls to promote BACK TO SCHOOL and joining PTA! The four of us made the front page of the SUNDAY (this was a big deal even then) San Gabriel Valley Tribune! :)
I'm beginning to understand more and more as the years go by just where my creative spirit came from.
(Thank you Momma...you continue to inspire me! I'll return your things to you this week!)
Blessings to you as you begin another week of passionate living in our great-big beautiful world!