Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Queenie

I want to mention my granddaughter with a q name- My youngest granddaughter Quinlan- I didn't make this post about her although she could fill a book! But I decided a while back not to write posts about only a particular grandchild- they could probably care less but I worry haha!


Today I thought I would elaborate on my main character in my short story "Queenie's Bequest"

If you have been a long time reader you may remember that the story is based on my paternal grandmother whose real name was "Queenie"

Just some things I would like you to know about her

She dressed around the house like a pauper but dressed up quite nicely when she went out- she saved her good clothes for others

She made corn shuck mats and piece quilts

She never ate lunch with us but instead walked back and forth- waiting on us- occasionally stopping to stand at the table and chat

She always had a garden and worked like a horse

She had many things she said- all of which we repeat to this day-

"That is a treat love" and the kinda inside joke "be sure and wipe your hips love"

As you can tell- she is remembered fondly and often

I can still see her welcoming us in and standing in the yard- waving until we were far out of sight-

First post of Queenie's Bequest


This was my Grandmother's stove-- it's in my house

14 comments:

  1. What a delightful grandmother Queenie sounds like, and how wonderful you're keeping her influence alive and well. And how fun you have her stove!

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  2. Yes she is a treasure- thank you!

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  3. Oh wow. How COOL is it that you have your grandmother's stove? Amazing! And I think Quinlan is one of the prettiest names I've heard.

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  4. That was great you got her stove (maybe you could tell us the story of how that came to be in S)

    She sounded like a wonderful grandmother!

    betty

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  5. That's a charming looking stove. Sounds like you have some sweet memories of her.

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  6. so wonderful that you have her stove...so so special. :)

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