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Carolina Farm Girl
Farmgirl in Training

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Mary
Darlington SC
USA
10 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2018 :  06:23:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We just celebrated my granny's 89th birthday and hope to have many more with her. I was named after her. She has been a huge influence on my life, and I love her so much.


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Mary Ellen
Farm Girl #4730
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hoosiercountry
True Blue Farmgirl

566 Posts

karla
north port fl
USA
566 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2018 :  3:35:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very beautiful lady, thank you for sharing. Hugs Karla
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HodgeLodge
True Blue Farmgirl

660 Posts

Tiana
Berkeley Springs WV
USA
660 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2018 :  11:31:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow what a fabulous topic. I adored my grandmother. One of my earliest memories of her was sitting on her kitchen table crying my eyes out and telling her" you broke my heart". Little did I know i was breaking her heart by having to move away. (service brat), and I guess I told her cause she wouldn't keep me. We moved back to her many times. She was my heart and my soul. In later years she knew she had alzheimers and told me before she was bad that she couldn't take me with her. Again my heart broke in a million pieces. She did take me with her in my heart. I can only hope that my grandaughter and I have that same relation. Even after almost 20 years it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about her.

Tiana ~ Farmgirl #4817

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4422 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4422 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2018 :  2:43:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karla, what a fantastic celebration you had with your Grandmother!! It is wonderful that she is doing so well and that you can continue to enjoy her in your life.

My Grandmother has been gone over 50 years and there have been so many times that I wish I could just sit with her and ask her about my Mom and the life they all lived during the years from 1905 - 1962.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6877 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6877 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2018 :  07:24:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How wonderful you have been able to celebrate your grandma. I was very young when my paternal grandma passed and not much older when my maternal grandma passed. I knew my mother's mom a bit but would love to have known my dad's mom more. I do remember them both and I have gotten to know my dad's mom through her journal. My cousin was very gracious to share it when my aunt passed away. It was wonderful reading things from her life each day.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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MBitious
Farmgirl at Heart

3 Posts

Whitney
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
3 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2018 :  4:16:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been blessed with many grandmothers. I am named for two of my father's grandmothers; Mabel and Bernice. Mabel died before I was born but she raised my dad with love and strength. Bernice was called Cookie and she passed away when I was 16. She was tough as nails farm girl, raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm. My mother's mother, Nana, loved to garden but that was about as farmy as it got. She was funny, charming, and pretty. My dad had two mothers, Joann and Janet. Joann died when Dad was seven and I know nothing about her. Janet took Dad in off the street when he was 17, she's Cookie's daughter and she's also a farmgirl and the best shot in the county.
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

2673 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
2673 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2018 :  3:16:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I began this topic in February 2010...So happy you ladies are still sharing memories of your grandmothers...I think of mine often...especially this time of year when life was so busy with canning and preparing garden vegetables for the upcoming Winter...Sure wished things were like they were when I was young and growing up...Most children will ever understand the valuable lessons that we learned from our grandmothers about things on the farm...

Hugs!

Judy

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

Farm Girl #5440
Farm Girl of The Month September 2013
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

935 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
935 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2018 :  08:34:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My grandma was a pill---contrary as could be. But I still loved her and I miss her. I did learn about growing flowers from her and lots of other country things. She didn't much like farm life---wanted to live in town and do social things. My grandfather was the exact opposite---he liked to be alone and didn't much like to talk to people. He never took her anywhere and she often felt lonesome and wasn't very happy. I am turned like my grandfather and my husband is too, so we love our farm/woods life.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

2673 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
2673 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2018 :  1:01:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Barbara...I just have country running through my blood...City life would never be for me...Even though I don't have farm animals right now...that kind of life will always be in my heart as that is what I was surrounded with as I grew up...Nothing like farm and country life...

Hugs!

Judy

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

Farm Girl #5440
Farm Girl of The Month September 2013
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2019 :  6:55:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My grandma was a corker. I just loved being with her though. She had an abundance of energy and knew how to use it to create an exciting time for grandkids. After grandpa died, my grandma bought a house trailer and moved it out on the farm where we all lived. My parents had cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and one milk cow. My grandma would always come out to the barn with me to help me do chores. Our milk cow was a cantankerous thing and we always had to catch her so we could milk her. One day we were both running toward old Bossy and ended up running into each other. We both went flying backwards and landed on our backsides. We had smacked into each others heads so we were both rubbing our heads and looking at each other. All of a sudden we both just busted out laughing. We laughed so hard our sides we aching. We talked about that for years to come. Every time we would bring the subject up, we would start laughing again. She has been gone for 21 years now and I still laugh when I think about that.

Lori Beck
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2019 :  08:47:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember my grandmother playing her piano, while all of us grandchildren would stand around her and sing the songs she would play! Those are such precious memories, my favorite was always: When the saints go marching in! You don't hear that song much anymore, but when I do, I think of her every time! My grandmother also made our birthday cakes each year when we were children... I remember my favorite one she made me was a doll cake in a beautiful frosting gown!

My grandfather always had his special candy dish full and every time we would visit, he would offer one of his special candies from his special candy dish, oh, we felt so special being able to share such a special candy from his special candy dish! My grandfather also taught this gal to spit off his front porch! Not a very lady like thing to do, but a gal has to hold her own when there were more boys in our family than girls growing up!! I do cherish that memory! Grandparents are so very special and create some of the most special memories! I'm grateful for the memories I have! Thank you for allowing us to remininsce and share!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2019 :  6:18:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mary Ellen, your grandmother is absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe she is 89. She looks young for her age.

Lori Beck
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margie38572
Farmgirl at Heart

7 Posts

Margaret
Crossville TN
USA
7 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2019 :  10:52:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnie Smith Buckley, my mother's mother, lived near us in her own apartment that she shared with my uncle. She passed away when I was seven years old. We spent much time at her apartment poking around and looking at her old stuff while she and Mom visited. She had no fireplace but she kept a set of fireplace utensils near where the heating grate was located low on a wall in the living room. She had a set of plastic figurines that I played with any chance I could. Each figure was of a different country and I dreamed up little stories about these little figures meeting and trying to communicate with each other using their own languages. Grandmom had long greyish black hair that Mom would brush and roll up into a bun. Once when Mom was brushing my hair, every time she encountered a knot or tangle, not only did I squeal with pain but so did Grandmom. I remember hearing her to this day, "Now Carrie, don't hurt the little dearie!" Grandmom wore an old timey type of hearing aid with the volume box dropped down the front of her dress. Once she was in a heated argument with my uncle. When she had heard enough of him, she pulled out the volume box and with a flourish she turned the knob to "Off." I wish my grandmom lived longer than she did but I did enjoy having her live just a few blocks away and I may not have a bunch of photos of her, in fact I just have one, but I have a ton of memories, memories that I need to get down on paper or on my computer journal so I can share them with my grandkids.

Margie
Farmgirl #7915

Edited by - margie38572 on Jul 18 2019 10:54:07 PM
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1790 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1790 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2019 :  08:34:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mary Ellen, your grandmother is a doll! I strive to be this kind of 'granny' for my grandchildren as well! God bless her!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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