Friday, April 20, 2012
Damp, cold, windy, March weather sure can put a damper on treasure hunting. But there is still hope in hidden treasures tucked away. A couple of items from my forgotten collection of Ice Skating stuff turned up after an afternoon of some much needed spring cleaning. Today I discovered two pair of dusty, dirty, pairs of ice skates and a vintage Avon Perfumed Talc Tin. Memory fails me as to where I bought the skates, but an old friend gave me the Avon Tin 8-10 years ago.
Ginny Helphinstine Reeves grew up on a farm in rural Fleming County and has fond memories of her mother and grandmother putting feed sack material to good use. Ginny’s recollections of rural life bring back fond memories of her mother and her grandmothers cooking and sewing and how her family made “many a garment” with feed sack cloth. “In grade school about all I wore were feed sack dresses. Mother would save the material and send it to aunt Tootsie in Harlan, KY, she was an excellent seamstress, still is”, Ginny said. “If she had your measurements she didn’t need to see you, so even though she had a large family of her own she would make all these feed sack dresses for my sister Fran and I and send them to us by the time school started. So my sister and I had all these feed sack dresses for school. Everything was ironed back then. Even our dish towels were made from feed sacks. That’s the way it was for everyone in our community, we made do with what we had. I have dried many, many dishes with those feed sack towels”.
I really need to clean up my collection of blogs, so today I have decided to move some post from the blogs that never get updated. This one is from The Vintage Hen. When I was a little girl sometimes my siblings and I would spend the night at our mamaw Petitt's. Every morning at the crack of dawn mamaw would wake all six of us up for a hearty breakfast before she left for work as a janitor at the Bethel Elem. School. This is when I learned to love me some good hot coffee!! Before the sun even peaked through, mamaw donned her apron and was in her kitchen stirring up a batch of homemade biscuits. In the corner of that kitchen was an old stool that held this lard can full of flour, rolling pin, the biscuit cutter,(made from a tiny tin can)and a flour sifter. What I wouldn't give for one of those tiny fluffy biscuits today!! Below is all the original stuff from mamaws kitchen.