My Mom was born 100 years ago today in Chicago, IL. Her Dad was a carpenter and Mother was from a family of 13 children. Both were born in Minnesota, the children of farmers.
Mama's confirmation picture
Mom became a registered nurse and married Daddy in 1935. They grew up in the same area of Chicago and went to the same church. In fact, they attended church together before they were born! (Dad was born one month before Mom). Back in 1911, pregnant women didn't go out very much in public in their "condition." So, both grandmothers would go to the evening service at church and they would sometimes walk together.
Mom taught me to sew and embroider. She also awakened a love of quilting in me. She made a baby quilt that all four of us used and also a quilt for our wedding gift. She loved to embroider, so she made a number of quilts that had cross stitching on them. They came in kits. I think the only one that she hand quilted was our wedding quilt. After that she sent them out to the Eastern Star ladies and they hand quilted them. Mom didn't really enjoy making clothes, although she sometimes made dresses for my sister and me. When I started sewing clothes for myself in junior high, if I would have a problem, I would ask her for help. She would always tell me to read the instructions for the answer. I realized a lot later that this advice was very good for me as it helped me to be able to follow directions.
1911 - 2004
Mom was a wonderful mother and grandma. She loved babies! She and Daddy were married 65 years and she was 92 when she died. We love you, Mama!