“The future has an ancient heart.” – Carlo Levi
of the above images to view some of my completed embroidery projects. You can view more of my
embroidery projects here. Also, check out these amazing
vintage (1930s) crewel embroidery magazine
covers stitched by Georgiana
Me and My Mom
mom, Lydella, died on January 21, 2014. I always thought I looked like
my red-headed dad, but when I look at this picture of my mom (on the right),
I can't believe how much I look like her. Those eyes! Those cheeks! That
chin! The picture of me (on the left) was taken around 1957. Mom's picture
was taken around 1923. Mom's blonde hair turned dark brown by the time
she was in grade school. I sure do miss her.
Dancing in the Hog Trough
This photo (taken by my Uncle Wilbur) shows my mom, Lydella, dancing in
the hog trough at her younger sister's wedding. German(?) tradition has
it that if a younger sibling marries before an older sibling, the older
sibling has to dance in the hog trough on the younger sibling's wedding
In this case, mom and Uncle Ralph's younger sister, Mary Lou, married
before they did.
The image shows mom and Uncle Ralph dancing in the hog trough. From left
to right: Grandma Molly Lammers (mom's mother); mom's nephew Ron Hoyt;
mom; the groom, Win Neiswander - who is partially hidden by mom; and Uncle
Ralph - whose face you do not see but whose tie, belt and trousers appear
in the photo.
Mom said that her parents (who were farmers) did not keep hogs so they
had to borrow the hog trough from a neighbor. What a fun and endearing
tradition! Mom died January 21, 2014, at the age of 94. Her nephew (the
young boy in the photo) is now 84. Grandma Molly and Uncles Wilbur, Win
and Ralph have all passed.
- - - - - - - - - - -
site, you can learn a bit about my personal life in the Biography
section, my work life in the Resume section,
my hobbies in the Hobbies section, and finally,
all about my catsBlossom, Archie and Hobbesby following the
My Cats link.
If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback about my site, please
feel free to send me an e-mail.
I would love to hear from you.
Thank you for visiting my site!