Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Five Childhood memories

I think I will try to record my five earliest memories.

1. I remember being in the circular courtyard at the student housing in Silver City. I also remember someone being sick there and having a humidifier in the room and being told to not touch it because it would burn.
2. I remember waking up Christmas morning and finding a wooden cradle that Grandpa Merrell had made me for Christmas. There were three cradles. One for Phyllis, Celia and myself. I think they are all still owned by daughters or granddaughters. We lived in the house that Jack and Iva Adams lived in for many years.
3. I remember riding in Audry Miller's car/bus to take me to the Apache School where my father was the teacher. If he was the teacher, why didn't we ride to school with him? I also remember my dad getting the whooping cough while we lived there. I looked out the window one night and my dad was standing outside coughing his head off in his underwear. I think he was outside to try to get air. We all laughed and thought it was really funny, but of course it wasn't because he was really sick. I also remember that a friend gave him whisky to drink for cough medicine. It stayed in our cupboard for many years. As a child I thought that was really different because of the word of wisdom, but in those days people didn't go to the doctor as much and I guess it really did help.
4. Also in Rodeo, it was out tradition at Christmas to take one of our old toys and give it to a family who was less fortunate. I had such a big heart that I gave away my favorite doll and then cried and cried. Mom and dad got the doll back and I found a new toy to give. I had a big heart, but was still a little child.
5. I remember once in the house behind the gas station that I got up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and discovered Santa at work. We had our Christmas on a back porch of the house. I was shooed away to bed. I didn't even realize what I had seen until many years later.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gratitude Journal #4

I am thankful for:
1. electricity
2. hot water
3. cars
4. stove
5. sewing machine
6. air conditioning
7. bread machine
8. computer
9. Internet
10. E-mail

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Graditude Journal #3

I am SEW thankful for:
1. Sewing machines
2. Mother who taught me to sew even though I really didn't love it.
3. Rotary Cutters
4. Cutting Mats
5. Internet Blogs
6. Seam Rippers
7. Quilt Camp
8. Sisters in Crime
9. Husband who doesn't mind my quilting time or money.
10. Quilts!!!!