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And the cow and the bear shall feed;
their young ones shall lie down together:
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
Yesterday I showed the mantle clock belonging to my late grandparents that was later passed down to me...Today I am showing a water color that belonged to my grandmother Bessie, but I do not know if she painted this one and wished I had asked her when she was alive..I do know she was an artist and painted many water colors when young that were destroyed when our house burned down in 1951. Some of her things were stored in a shed and this may have been in one of the boxes in the shed that was saved.
Grandma came to live with the folk's after Grandpa died. I have so many vivid memories of Grandma..As a child I remember that she wore her hair in one long braid before she went to bed. She had it cut and permed later.
Grandma had a love for flowers and could grow anything.. She was a great nature lover and could whistle like a bird.
She was a school teacher and taught all grades in Brainerd, Minnesota before she met Grandpa. She went to Normal for teachers training right out of grade school...
She taught her grandchildren some of the songs that were popular in her classroom such as "A Frog He Went A Courting" ...( Some sing it .. Froggy Went A Courting.)
Grandma liked to play the old hymns on the piano and her favorite hymn was Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere which she requested to be played at her funeral in 1961.
She was a left handed writer and her back slanted penmanship was flawless. She was an excellent seamstress and good at tatting and embroidering.
She became a Seventh Day Adventist and went to church every Saturday..Her belief forbid her to eat pork...She developed diabetes in her last years and had to go on a strict diet which prohibited her from eating sweets..She learned how to give herself Insulin shots...The diabetes killed her eventually at the age of 78 when she went into a coma.
The beautiful calendar on the wall is one of two calendars my sister gave us for Christmas this year.
Also by Andrea Petersen
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