Sharing on Pink Saturday.
My mother loved pink. And as a fabric stylist, seamstress, crafter, gardener, and homemaker she used it as often as possible.. perhaps it was because her life wasnt exactly easy peasy... and it lifted her spirit!
Mom was born on a dairy farm in the 1920.. She was the oldest of six girls.. and they learned from an early age to do their fair share of the work!
Mother was equally at home a s a career girl living first in Spokane, Washington, then Washington, D.C. in the 40's.
Mom and dad set up housekeeping in 1950 when I was born.. mom was the typical stay at home mom.. and Proverbs 31 virtuous woman.
She washed clothes in a back porch washing machine that was close to the hose hookup and had a wringer
and we'd hang the clothes and linens on the line
oh, how good they felt and smelled after that!
Momma made all of our clothes on her Sears sewing machine that seemed to be sitting up on the dining room table most of the time! She embroidered a flower or sewed an arrangement of buttons over holes and stains
Growing up during the depression she knew how to make due with little and to care for what she had!!!
She gardened and put up what was produced!
Her green beans were spectacular!!
In the 60's she went to work outside the home and was a buyer for a large department store.. but she still took care of the home just as before...I remember she would be so tired at the end of each day!
But the demands of having a 1960's teen in the home meant she needed to work to pay for all of the panty hose and other nessessities of life, including the piano and weekly lessons...She was such a dear mama!!
In the 70's after I married she and dad sold out and moved back to the country and built their dream home.. but mom just couldnt sit idly... She was very active in civic organizations and her church..
Mom and dad were so happy to be back in the country near their families and so much of the stress of their lives relieved!
Then in the 1990's they moved back to be near us and our daughter.. their one and only granddaughter!
This photo was taken on the last Mother's day at home before mom fell and broke her back.. She then had to move into assisted living...which was very difficult for us all. Her fiery and spirited mind continued with her throughout her whole life... even as her body failed her... and she and dad were reunited in heaven in late 2014...I love you momma, and I know you and dad are rejoicing with the angels now!