I have a Photo gallery to share tonight. This picture is what we had Saturday during our Stamping Time. Jan and Jane visited and shared their new stamps and stuff. Love when we get together. It is so motivating!
Here are the ducks who visited Sunday evening. The female did a lot of talking.
The neighbors next to my mom when we were little were an older German couple named Marie and Mike. They told us to call them Aunt Marie and Uncle Mike, though they were my grandparent's ages.
Marie had the most gorgeous of old fashioned flower beds that ran down the side of her yard in all of its splendor.
As a small child I'd stand with my mom at Marie's garden and listen to her tell mom all about her flowers, where they came from, which came from her mother's gardens etc. They were all the colors of the rainbow.
One day I went out to find some treasures to give to my mother. I picked a nice handful for a 4 year old and brought them to my mom. Oh my, my mother didn't give me the reaction I had hoped for. She told me I wasn't allowed to take Aunt Marie's flowers. I cried and told her that I just wanted to give her some pretty flowers to make her happy.
We stood at Aunt Marie's back door and knocked. I was so scared what Aunt Marie would say. Just like a grandmother, she cupped my little face and smiled a big smile and said I had picked a beautiful bunch of flowers. She said I could have them. She also said if I wanted more all I had to do was knock on her door and we'd pick some together!
Imagine my surprise after hearing this. What else would you expect from a grandma type?
I have other flowers like bleeding hearts that are memories I have of my mother's garden. Such precious memories; from flower stamps.
I hope to post pictures of our adventures out west.
Blessing of the Day:Time spent with Val talking about what is retiring from the Stampin' Up catalog.
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