There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some memories...

This is me and my sister Debbie.
My grandmother made a lot of our dresses.
We were less than a year apart...Irish twins.
When I was young I would spend a lot of time at my grandparent's home during the summer.
I was raised with 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Yes, we had a large family!
My fondest memories are spent with my grandparents and my sister Debbie.
My grandmother taught me how to sew by hand and using the sewing machine at a young age. I made all my Barbie doll clothes.
My grandmother watch soap operas during the day and wrestling at night. Yes I said wrestling!


My grandmother was a great cook! She would make homemade bread in the evening. She would make 'puffs' for breakfast. This is what our family called the fried bread. She would roll the dough out, cut it into triangle pieces and then fry it. The cooking process would cause the dough to puff. It was a favorite for the whole family! Of course, remember they did not write or talk about fattening foods much back then...well at least I do not remember such conversations. I only remember my grandmother cooking great meals!

I will post more about my wonderful childhood memories in the next couple of weeks.

I hope you are having a great week!

8 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Sharaon,
Darling photo of you and your sister and wonderful memories of the times with your Grandma :)
I hope you are having a great week also!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Diva Kreszl said...

what a precious photo, love the dresses! such wonderful childhood memories, thanks for sharing them with us :)

Susan said...

Just reading your post brought memories back to me about my grandmother. Gosh, they were good days. I just wish she wrote her recipes down.

Linda said...

Charming post...sweet memories...

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sharon:
Love the photo of you with your sister. My sister and I were 19 months apart and Mum loved to dress us in matching outfits. We had a studio photo taken of us in checkered dresses, too. It's nice to have such lovely memories. Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Donna

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

What a cute picture. I loved your stories of your grandma. I have 10 grandchildren and hope they someday will think of me with good memories.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

CUTE, CUTE!!!! My Grandmother made my clothes also. have a great day...m...

Diane Costanza said...

Your grandmother was a fun lady! Thanks for sharing your memories of her.

Diane