Saturday, January 24, 2015

Antique Rose

Doesn't she look great? 90 years and counting...I always thought I would inherit her great health but I seem to be getting all kinds of things that mom doesn't have. She has been very blessed with great health until The Stroke. About 11 years ago. She is left handed and the doctor said that was a very good thing. Most people wouldn't know anything is different about her. Just subtle things, but I notice and I wonder...
She loves her great grandchildren very much and takes much joy in them. Here she is holding our littlest Rose...who doesn't sit still very often so Great Grandma was very happy to have her on her lap.
Antique Rose doesn't want much, she doesn't long for things to keep and clutter up the place. She just wants to know that she can see and enjoy her family. And food...she likes food. I did inherit that trait from her. She talks often of her own mother's cooking. They lived on a farm and didn't want for much in the way of food although they were poor. She has told me that she didn't know they were poor. She and her 8 brothers and sisters always had what they needed.
She has the prettiest handwriting. Too bad they are not teaching that in school anymore. Her spelling is great, another thing apparently not being taught very well to our youngsters.
Sometimes I think the old ways were best, maybe not all but some.
To our Antique Rose, a strong, smart, hardworking and sensible woman. I always think of her as a sturdy French horse (Laura Ingalls from the Little House on the Prairie books).

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are a crown to the aged and parents are the pride of their children.