October 17, 2017

Sentimental Sunday March 28, 2010

Sentimental Sunday March 28, 2010:  Grandma’s Favorite Cup


Many of my memories are like little vignettes of events that happened once and never again.  One of them is my recollection of a conversation with my Grandma Yates ( Josie McVey Scribner Yates) about one of her favorite coffee cups.  I remember she had it and a matching saucer sitting on her kitchen counter (probably waiting to be filled with hot coffee) and her saying to me “I always wanted to have a farm like that”.

(That’s my mom’s arm around Grandma’s shoulder)

At the time, I thought Grandma was “old”, but she may have been close to the age I am now (and of course, that is not old 🙂 )  Until she told me about the farm, it never occurred to me that she would have any hopes and dreams that never came true.   I was grade school age, so I was still in ‘self-centered’ mode which explains my surprise.  I remember feeling sorry for her that she never got that farm.

Grandma was born in Forsythe, Missouri and soon after, she and her family moved out here to Washington State and lived near Littlerock, Thurston, WA.  She was my dad’s step mother, but that didn’t matter to me, she was always very kind and meek, but I knew never to tangle with her or Grandpa would have my hide.  She was really the only grandmother I knew and I loved her dearly.

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