What could be a better way to enjoy your Saturday than to to make sure you get a little pink in to it? This is my first time participating in http.//howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ 's Pink Saturday. It was hard to choose what pink thing to share so I'm going to share a couple. The first one is a bowl that hangs in my kitchen. My kitchen and dining rooms are painted pink and my living room and hallway are painted green. I love old china and roses so I immediately fell for this bowl when I saw it.
The second thing is an old china doll head that belonged to my maternal grandma. It was the only toy she had left from her childhood.
I used to spend Saturday nights with her every week. She was the most amazing loving grandma ever! She was always there for me. She was my friend when I didn't have any(moved -went to a new school-and junior high!), my cheerleader urging me on, my safe place and always providing love and plenty of ice cream. She would let me bring my friends over to spend the night at her house and let us dress up in her old clothes and jewelery. We would try to put on a little Carol Burneet inspired show for her and she always clapped loudly(I'm sure it wasn't that good!) I remember spending hours and hours with her pouring over old family photos while she filled me in on the family history, family scandels, and family mysteries. That is something I wouldn't trade for a billion dollars. She is my hero. I miss her still but look forward to seeing her in heaven. Her name was Julia Marie Workman McCaffrey and she showed me how to live, love, laugh and be the kind of woman I want to be. A big salute to grandma's everywhere that make a difference in the lives of their grandchildren!