and everywhere Jane would go...........that's where I wanted to go.
Which led me to spend my weekends with Jane and her grandmother, Lila Josephine.
Don't you just love that name???
Which led me to church, and led me to follow Christ all the days of my life.
At 74, Jane's grandmother would open her home to Jane and I on the weekends.Where she got her patience......on the good Lord knows. We would spend Saturday with her , running about in the small quaint town, stopping by the Dairy Queen and then spending the evening hours watching Marty Robbins and the Grand Ole Opry together.
On Sunday morning, we all went to church...........a wonderful church, that no matter how hard I try, I can never find one just like it. We would then head back to Grandma' house and have Sunday lunch, sometimes, along with Aunt Laverne, Uncle Merle, and Grandma's friend Evelyn.
All in all, it made me look forward to those weekends, and to look upon Jane's grandmother as my own.
The little case in the photo above belonged to Jane's grandmother...........and Jane brought it home to me!!! She thought I would treasure it.............and I do!
It still has the bus traveling label on it from where she would take the bus to go visit relatives.
I am not removing the label.
Inside, the little pouch is still perfect,
just a little worn.........
and although I restored and papered my grandfather's trunk,
I am keeping this just the way it is..........
the way Grandma used it.
It is the most wonderful case to store my crocheted doily collection in.
Years passed by, I grew up, got married, started my own family and only saw Grandma once in a great while..................how much I see now that I took for granted. She has long since passed away and how I would love to talk to her................
Now this little case is full of old crocheted pieces and it rests on top of my grandfather's trunk, where in the day, I can pass by and see , and remember those wonderful weekends long ago, shared with my childhood friend and a special grandma.
How about you?
Did you have a special grandma that you went to church with or spent the weekends with?
I would love to hear!