I was thinking about my grandmother the other day. Gosh, it has been a long time and I miss her. She was such a funny lady to me. Half the time I was scared to death of her and the other half of the time she was all "grandmotherly". She was an owl-loving, country music listenin' lady who knew how square dance with the best of them. I grew up way out in the country and my grandparents lived next door on our property. I feel so blessed to have grown up with them and I could go on for days about some of our funny adventures. They taught me so many family values and lessons in life.
There are two things that really stick out when I think about my grandma. First, was the fact that she sat down and took the time to read me the whole series of "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Ooohhhh how I wanted to be Laura! I would go to bed at night and pray that I would wake up with pa and ma, and we would eat syrup from trees and ride in a covered wagon. I spent many years as a little girl longing for life on the prairie! I would run over to house right after school so we could sit down and read. Second, she and I would watch Anne of Green Gables. (and Anne of Avonlea). When I was in elementary school I can remember being sick a lot. Asthma and colds would keep me home from school for days. So thankful that I have out grown it. Almost every time I was home sick my grandma would let me borrow her VHS movies...(yes, it was THAT LONG AGO) I must have watched those movies a million times. Sometimes she would walk over and check on me, bring me homemade bread and and watch them with me. She would always chuckle at Anne's crazy rants and would tell me over and over that she knew someday she would get a red-headed grandchild! She really, really, really wanted a red-haired grandchild, I have no idea why. Secretly she must have been crazy because RED HEADED children are little spit-fires! Ha! Ha!
My favorite part of this book and movie (besides the dead rat in the plum pudding sauce, but how can I paint that?) was Anne's love for "kindred spirits"......so here is my latest brave girl painting:
P.s. Just had to add that cute little pug to remind Dan that he still needs to buy me one!