Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back2blogging: Day 2 For My Beautiful Grandmother




































These are images of my grandmother & some of the things that she made. There is a newspaper clipping of her working in a salon, with the title "Beauty is an Art...," one of her in Beauty School (she is on the bottom row, third from the right) & one of her in her own shop (that she had for awhile, in Illinois). There is a detail of a blanket she made, I believe in the 70's. She made several of these, twin size, to fit her bed. My grandfather passed away in 1969 & she never remarried, sometimes living with us & sometimes with my great grandfather, who survived her by a number of years. Lastly, I have some detail shots of some of the clothes that she made, all of which had great details that you rarely see now. She taught me a great deal about art & craft. I thought I'd share these with you, she was influential in my life. I felt that she was a strong & independent woman, ahead of her time, in some ways & did many things that were not the traditional housewife role. My grandfather worked for the railroad & this necessitated a certain degree of independence. She passed this on to me, at a time when women were making strides in independence. How about you? Has a family member or teacher had a major impact on your life? What kind of impact have they had?

This is a re-issue of a post that I wish more people had seen, for SITS Back2Blogging, sponsored by Standards of Excellence,  Westar Kitchen & Bath & Florida Builder Appliances. It's been slightly expanded.

2 comments:

The Local Cook said...

How cool! What great memories to have of your grandmother.

ChickLitLisa said...

My Grandmother influenced the reader in me. She read every day. All the time. I do too.