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“To My Mom”


Description from Granny Nancy: My Mom was noted for her denim jumpers. Winters up north are long so she was mostly in heavy stockings, denim jumper with matching shirt, and denim sneakers at home.

She was an extraordinary seamstress, loved stray cats, raised vegetables right up to the day she passed, fed the birds, loved to clean, and puttered with flowers.

In our youth she made all our clothes and canned anything you could get into a jar. She was the best cook and baker.

Over the years she learned how to do common plumbing tasks, carpentry tasks, and anything else she set her mind to like upholstering or refinishing furniture.

I loved to talk politics with her. We could agree to disagree. She passed only 3 1/2 yrs ago at age 93. We were each other's best friends at the end.


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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a glorious tribute to a great mom, Nancy. You were so lucky to have your best friend with you for so long. She sounds like a lady I would have liked to meet – - -

  2. MaryKay K
    MaryKay K says:

    Oh, I love blue & yellow together and the addition of the orangey red as an accent is absolutely perfect. Your mom would be proud. She sounds like a neat lady,,

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Your Mom sounds like an amazing, resilient, talented and loving woman. This is a great tribute! All your elements perfectly depict your description.

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous tribute, Nancy!! Women of that generation were truly marvels! Your mom sounds like an accomplished woman! :)

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    What a great way to celebrate Mothers day, fabulous pick, Nancy :D

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great tribute and pick!

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Thank you so much everyone.

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nancy, this is such a lovely pick to honor your mother! She was obviously an amazing woman! :D

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