Each Friday, I love to participate in
Friday's Favorite Family Foto
hosted by the sweet Deborah,
Not all of the photos are vintage, but they are always alot of fun to see,
so if you like this kinda thang, go check it out...
This is my maternal grandparents.
Sitting in a cotton field behind their home.
They had been married for 1 year in this photo.
Lilly Jewel Kitchens Turk,
and Royal Hoke Turk.
They were married in 1936, when she was 16. I love to hear mygrandmother tell the story of how she was afraid to tell her father that Roy liked her. My grandfather told her that they would just get married, then she would belong to 'him'. She thought he was a mighty brave man, not to be scared of her father.
He took care of her.
Then alzheimer's got the best of him. She took care of him until he left us, several years ago.
My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was 4 years old. And she taught me how to crochet. And I still love doing both today. My daughter watches me sometimes, as if in amazement, and asks..."How do you know how to do all of this?"
She thinks I am amazing.
I tell her that Granny taught me how. And she just smiles. One day Alyssa said "Mom, when I have a little girl, I hope she loves to sew." Then, I just smile.
My grandmother is still sewing, and still teaching me things.
Things I will treasure forever.