Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Favorite Grandmother Story

2)  Tonight's SNGF challenge is to tell a favorite grandmother story.  It can be anything about her.

3)  Share it on your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a post on Facebook or Google+.  

Well both my grandmothers lived for a while after I was born. Anna Hansen my dad's mother died when I was 11. They lived on a farm near Blanchard, Idaho when I was growing up. I was always interested in the farm, and while grandma was a good cook, I really did not get to know her very well. She just sat and worked on lace bed covers most of the time I remember her when she was not cooking.

Cleo Kelly, my mom's mother lived till I was 35 and close to where I lived so I got to spend a lot of time with her. She was a great cook, loved to sew, garden, canned her produce, and made the worst thing in the world tomato preserves. Most years we went to her house for Thanksgiving, and she always cooked a special pie for me since I did not like pumpkin pie. Later she taught me to bake the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, but I still did not like it.
She was also the family historian as she outlived most of her siblings even though she was the second oldest of 17 children. Her mom died just after her 7th child and he dad remarried and had 10 more kids.
She also told me all of her family were Irish, but I learned he mom was a Vanderpool, (Dutch) and not Irish.

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