July,17th.. A quick trip

My weeks plan was completely changed from what I had thought it would be!! We received a call from Hubby’s mama that aunt Grace had quickly passed away. They think that she had ALS, she had been in a wheelchair for two years because of her back which gave her a lot of pain. The disease slowly work is way up to her lungs and she died from carbon dioxide as she could breathe in but not out. 

So… A funeral was quickly a part of my weeks plans. The part that I wasn’t looking forward to was the part that it was in Ohio… A 13 hr drive….. We were also very limited to how long we could be gone for my girl wasn’t feeling good ( not a good week for her either) . We couldn’t leave until  Thursday night until middle daughter came to care for Leona..we left at 7:30 ..arrived out in Ohio in time to wipe the tired wrinkles from the eyes and fresh clothes for the Funeral at 10:00 Friday morning.

Now hubby has many cousins in that area,  so after the funeral, it became party time ! Even uncle Henry enjoyed the action all around him,and joined in.  We finally saw a bed at 12:30 am Saturday. Slept until 7:30 then on the go again to have breakfast with cousins. One of the cousins and I decided to check out some yard sales that looked like fun. And they were fun! 😄 find a small portable ironing board to go beside my sewing machine! 👏👏    Left for home around noon and arrived before 1:00am Sunday morning. Oh… Let me tell you that my bed felt wonderful!! 

When traveling there were was wonderful moments that were breath taking! First one…

It reminded me of a person praying on their knees.

Second one…

The camera doesn’t near catch the colors.

Then the cousin that I went to the yard sales with shared her quilts that she had….

This one was from her great grandma… Don’t you love those little blocks!! Date of quilt 1920’s

The back of quilt

Quilt 2 .. This one was from a elderly lady that she worked for..

I didn’t get a picture of the whole quilt… Limited time 🙁…. It was mostly feedsack fabric and in excellent shape!! Also like how she put little stripes between the four patch blocks. Date of quilt .. Probably 1930’s

Have a great week ! Deb


13 thoughts on “July,17th.. A quick trip

  1. KerryCan

    Jeez, Deb! What a whirlwind! I know this feeling, where the pleasure of seeing family somehow surpasses the pain of losing someone from the family. That was a wicked schedule you kept but your description of the time spent (and seeing all the quilts) makes it seem worthwhile!

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    1. Deb Post author

      She would have love it, she loved people ,and always had a smile. We all decided that the peaceful,sleeping face didn’t fit Aunt Grace at all. The old quilt with small blocks was so soft and was well loved. The way it was meant to be. 🙂

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      1. blosslyn

        She sounds like her name, beautiful 🙂 When we came over for my nieces wedding, we gave them money to buy some thing nice, they went to the Smoky Mountains for their honeymoon and bought a vintage quilt with our wedding gift there, I was so pleased , it was the exact amount we had given them and they would have a story to tell their children about the quilt…. when they have some 🙂 I love them when they are a little shabby and soft, as you say well loved 🙂

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  2. Sheryl

    It’s so important to attend funerals, weddings, and other important family gatherings whenever possible. The old quilts are beautiful. I love how the one was made out of old feed sack material.


    1. Deb Post author

      Families are important aren’t they,even those who are not of the same blood but are in the family just because we love them. The quilts were lovely.:)

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