Monday, February 23, 2009
" Fairies and Grandparents"
I made this for a friend. I know she loves fairies and so do I.. I made it from an
old book board and used old vintage wallpaper and covered it from front to back.. The poem
and fairy is from an old Children's book that I have.. I embellished it to death because that is
what I love to do..
I love Fairies, Gnomes, Little people, Elves.. all that fun, fairytale and fantasy like
stuff. My grandparents were of Danish ancestry.. They had lots of fun stories and my Dad
would fill us with lots of stories about elves and all.. I have a few favorite movies..
1. Fairy Tale
2. Darby o'gill and the Little People..
I found an old letter My Grandma wrote to my Father and Mother.. Dated July 12, 1967.
I believe I was meant to read it the other day.. It was a very touching and special letter.
I did Love my Grandma Blanche. She was a wonderful woman. She was very talented and
was a wonderful cook and homemaker. She always told us stories and was a very spiritual
woman. She was a very good example to me even at such a young age. I know she had a
deep love for my Father. She was proud of him and they had a good relationship.
In the letter she said. "2 elfin maidens with winsome ways and shining eyes".. also.. "We shall remember this and in place of the fairies leaving pennies under the pillow to pay for the beds
they share, I hope the fairies leave much more, a happy memory of the two grandparents who
shared their beds with and left a good night kiss upon their lips and the feel of two little chubby arms around their Grandparents necks."
My sister and I would give up our room every time our Grandparents came to stay with us.
I don't remember complaining about this.. It was only right. We loved our Grandparents.
They lived about one hour from our home. I have wonderful memories of them.. My Grandpa
died in 1968.. I believe.. and my Grandma died in 1979-1980 or so... I think I was about 18
or so.. I really needed to be reminded of my Grandparents.. They were wonderful examples,
loving and good to us.. It was a good time to be reminded..