A while back my mom gave me some old books that belonged to my grandma
when she was young. One of them was An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa
May Alcott. I just finished reading it, it was a nice simple story about a girl
named Polly, who was an old-fashioned country girl and how she brightened
the lives of all who knew her. In the front cover of the book is my grandma's name,
Margaret, and the year 1933. She would have been 20 that year.
Reading her book got me thinking about her. She was an old-fashioned
country girl as well, who grew up in a family of 11 children. The photo
above includes her wedding picture, one of her china plates, and the book.
This dogwood pattern of dishes must have been popular at that time,
because I have pieces of it from my grandma, my great-grandma,
and my great-aunt, all different families. They don't have any
This photo of my grandma's family was taken in 1931, she is the
third from the right. Most of the photos we have of our grandparents
are formal studio photos so I like this one that shows them in
real life. My grandma was very practical and lived simply,
but she was very kind to us grandchildren, showing us her garden,
or playing with antique toys with us. I often wish
I could talk to her again, she died when I was in college.
I hope that someday I can be a good grandma too!
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