Through Grandma’s Eyes: Helmets

“Life’s tough.  Get a helmet !” -Steve Young – San Francisco 49ers- journal entry: Our children didn’t have helmets when they were young.  It really wasn’t something people did . . . yet.  Just like our children didn’t sit in car seats.  But our grandchildren.  Now, that is a different …

Oh, My Christmas Tree !

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Everywhere you go.” -Familiar Christmas Carol- journal entry: I can honestly say that there isn’t an ornament on our Christmas tree that wasn’t on sale somewhere.  I have found that unlike many years ago, Christmas decorations go on sale well before the …

Mary the Muslin Doll

“Mary had a little lamb, it’s fleece was white as snow; and everywhere that Mary went, her lamb was sure to go.” -Nursery Rhyme- journal entry: The world is full of wonderful dolls.  In fact some are so real that they ought to be able to cry. My Tiny Tears …

Napkins Good Enough to Eat

“My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hit on the head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” -Erma Bombeck- journal entry: Melissa has new dishes.  I haven’t seen them yet but she has told me about them. She is planning a Christmas dinner.  She wondered …

Two More Christmas Treasures

“Oh . . . for the good-old-days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: These are two old Christmas friends.  They sit under the Christmas Tree.  Above is a sweet and very detailed gnome made by Nettie.  I bought her at …