Thursday, July 9, 2009
Vintage Thingy Thursday - Family Stuff
Last week Kat and I hopped in my truck and headed for the Hills, foothills that is, the Yadkin Valley which is nestled between the Brushy and Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina.
We went to help my Mom clear up some of her clutter. The first day was filled with clearing junk outta her garage, some shopping and a movie. Three generations of women laughing ourselves to tears watching "The Hangover." It just happens to star a native of my home town - Zach Galifinakis - who grew up with my little sister. "The Hangover" isn't for everyone. In fact it is quite bawdy. We loved it though. Partly being proud of Zach's performance and partly our warped senses of humor.
The next day we ventured further in to the hills to my Great-Grandparents homeplace.
It's a beautiful house built in the early 1910's by this guy, my Great-Grandfather.
Here he is when he attended the Corcoran School of Art in D.C.
He later married and they had 4 beautiful (if I do say so myself!) children. One of whom was my Grand Daddy (Mom's Dad.) Great Grand Daddy was not just an artist he was also the store owner and Post Master for their small community.
He and Great GrandMa had in house help with the children. Her name was Emmie. She is who I remember most from our trips up there when I was a child. She made the best ever sugar cookies! And there was always a jar with Red Bird brand peppermint sticks handy as well.
I come from a very long line of pack-rats. And I am so very glad too. Mom gave Kat and me lots of stuff from her house and the old home place.
Lucky me received Emmie's aprons! I think I nearly passed out when Mom said I could have these.
This appears to have been Emmie's favorite pattern!
Be sure to check out everybody else's cool vintage stuffs at Coloradolady's blog!