It is a red outfit don't you think??? Mama even put red candles on the table! I wonder if I was going to a valentine's day party??
But isn't my grandma pretty in her red coat??? Both of my grandmothers had a profound influence on my life, but I'm pretty sure my sense of humor was a gift from grandma Anderson! I remember her as happy no matter what her circumstances were at the time, and sometimes they had to be really hard!
Grandma lived in a very modest home with a garden on both sides. She grew potatoes and corn, maybe other things but that's what I remember best. She would pay us 25 cents an HOUR to dig potatoes! She never had to pay us the entire 25 cents because we didn't get the wage/hour thing and dug fast.
Oh, could she make some biscuits! That generation of southern women were just born knowing how to make biscuits. Grandma never allowed plundering, but would take 5 pennies out of a jar and let us walk to the little neighborhood store. I would always get 5 peppermint sticks and would eat most of them before I got back to her house. I still have that
gluttony love of all things sweet.
I really love this picture of grandma at the beauty shop....she wasn't one consumed with her looks and probably didn't go to the beauty shop 5 times in her life. She always had long hair and would comb it every morning and put it in a bun. We weren't allowed to comb her hair because she said she was tenderheaded. Thinking back, she probably didn't have time to sit and let us comb her hair. This is one of the few time I ever saw her in pants!
She was a true Titus 2 woman!
Paul writes, "I have been reminded of your sincere faith which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also." II Timothy 1:5
Like Timothy, I had a mother and grandmothers who were full on sincere faith and love for the Lord!
On this Friday the 13th, I feel very blessed to have had them!