Monday Memories - just an early one

My Internet friend Myfanwy said she was going to do some Monday Memory posts. I thought that was a great idea. Lots of BIG gaps in my past but it would be nice to remember tidbits each Monday so I'm going to try and join her in this journey.

One room log cabin...huge black wood stove.....icebox that we went to town to get big blocks of ice to keep things cold. Cast iron sink with a tub for washing. Learnin' to prime the pump at the well. Kettle always settin' on the back of the stove with hot water for whatever was needed. Kerosene lamps to read by at night. Old pendulum clock that ran on an 8 day cycle I think. Grampa's carvings hanging off the rafters. Mattresses  piled on the bed in the corner.

A little girl who would share huge blueberries on rice krispies in her Hoppa-long Cassidy dishes in the morning while Grampa had his eggs and toast. Fresh tomatoes and leaf lettuce with sugar at lunch. Cold watermelon brought up from the well. Sweet peas and gladiolas  growin' in the garden. Traps set out to catch the wood chuck's that ate the plants. Life of an innocent.

6 comments:

ZudaGay said...

What a lovely picture of a time long past.

agoodwitchtoo said...

I really enjoyed reading this post! Thanks for sharing the memories :)

roseworksjewelry said...

Awww :)

Glynis said...

Thanks for sharing your memories and bringing back special ones for me, I forget them sometimes as the bad ones are always there, bless you what a happy cosy room you were in

Myfanwy said...

It's good to reflect on the past. It has helped to make us the people we are today. Happy memories are the best and it's good to share them. Thanks.

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

I so enjoyed you memories, and the way you wrote them. Completely able to picture and be there.

This is a good idea.

~Lily