Since we are here I decided to do a short post about the house I grew up in. My Dad, Grandpa and uncles built this house in 1948. Some of the electrical and plumbing was done by contractors. When I was five years old we moved in and I lived here until I got married. It was a great house to grow up in and a great town - Villa Park, Illinois - just 20 miles west of downtown Chicago.
My sister bought the house from my parents and she has been working hard at fixing it up. She has a real green thumb (taking after our Dad), loves to work in the yard to grow flowers and loves to have fresh flowers on the table when they are available.
I'm in town to attend my 50 year high school reunion! Very hard to believe - Hee Hee! I got in touch with one of my good high school friends and we went out to eat on Friday night. What fun! I has been about 47 years or so since we saw each other, so we had a lot to catch up on. Her DH is very nice too - we double dated before we got married (and they got married one week after we did)! BTW, today is our 49th anniversary!
I set up a sewing area in the room that was my Mom's. Hanging on the wall is this cross-stitched Lord's Prayer. It has been hanging there as long as I can remember. I took it off the wall and on the back it says it was stitched by my Grandma's sister. She died in 1941, so that makes the stitchery at least 70 years old! I asked my sis what she will do with it and she didn't know. She didn't know if anyone would want it.