Category: grandmother

Tattered Beauty

It’s in my blood, an old soul courses through my veins: a deep yearning to keep the past. The mission- to salvage and redo all that is shabby and worn. Repurpose and restore the tattered, the scrapped, and elevate the flawed. This pull to find imperfect beauty is an inescapable ache to preserve and cherish. It is a process that begins with a discerning eye, … Read More Tattered Beauty

Did You Hear?

    Alice phoned Molly. Molly picked up the receiver on the third ding a ling. “ Molly’s residence.” “Did you hear? Mr. Leslie Wyatt, the butcher doesn’t eat meat!” “Who knew? And he sells the finest home-fed beef.” “But he never eats any himself!” Alice murmured. The ladies heard that Mr. Leslie Wyatt has lived on honey, fish, brown bread, and lemon juice, … Read More Did You Hear?

Ancestry

The ad captures my attention~ discover your past, your family’s story.  I begin a quest to discover the history of my family, to know their stories. Regrettably, it never occurred to me to enquire about family when I had the chance.  The relatives I knew kept silences and secret whisperings locked away. An ancestry membership started me on a journey to discover my past, … Read More Ancestry

Alice’s Fairy Cakes

The grand and I have worked on an ancestry project.  With a simple British recipe for vanilla cupcakes, some imagination, and the occasional tweak or two ( a wee bit less sugar, a few more sprinkles of edible glitter) I came up with this recipe to complete the study  ~ Alice’s Fairy Cakes From the Recipe Collection of Alice, my grandmother~ Alice’s Fairy Cakes … Read More Alice’s Fairy Cakes

English Alice

The previous story began with “Grace” and her granddaughter “Lily” discussing the family ancestry.  We were introduced to the character of Grace, her parents, and grandmother, Alice.  Part One is filed under the heading, The Story.  Please note that this is a “draft.”  Enjoy!   English Alice Grace’s grandmother, Alice was a reserved woman, set apart from others, by her own choosing.  Underneath an … Read More English Alice

The Language of Flowers

Hello, darlings; it’s Alice!  Today I wish to remind you of the language of flowers.  It has come to my attention that today’s young haven’t the slightest clue about flower language.  It is time I set one straight.   Firstly, dears, a bouquet of flowers can be made to represent almost any sentiment.  If a flower is offered reversed, its original meaning is contradicted … Read More The Language of Flowers

It’s Alice

dears, and I want to share some wisdom for obtaining and acquiring a bright, beautiful skin.  Firstly, a warning lovelies~ High living and late hours will destroy the most beautiful complexion!  The secret to acquiring  a bright, beautiful skin is, temperance, exercise, and cleanliness!  There you have it! Wisdom gleaned from my trusty household guide, ~ The Household Guide, Home Remedies and Home Treatment, … Read More It’s Alice

The Treasured Book of Words

This morning, I discovered a scrapbook containing snippets of poetry, phrases, and words.  My Grandmother, Alice’s little bespoke Book of Words. Wise words, words to ponder, words to inspire. Words that caught her eye.  I’m assuming that these words spoke to her.  From the poems depicting gardens of pansies, injured birds, rolling kittens, little boys, struggles and hardships, lowly rats, and the evidence of … Read More The Treasured Book of Words

Simple Acts of Kindness

There were several strong women in my mother’s life.  These women had to own strength, nursing children through illness, caring for large broods of children, struggling together during hard times.  They knew hardship and they knew the collective power of bonding together.  Their strong circle of support formed around another family in need.   This time it was my mother’s family.  These women made … Read More Simple Acts of Kindness

Topsy

Topsy Alice ‘s treasured parti-colored cat, Topsy, would sun on the stone path that wove around the pansy garden.  Toffee markings with a touch of chocolate, black around the paws, Topsy was a fine specimen of cat.  A bit of a tortie, Topsy was the exception to the rule that parti-colored cats were usually female. A bit of a Tom, Topsy ruled the lane … Read More Topsy

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