I am doing something completely different today.
Pearl was my grandmother, she was a spunky, opinionated woman whom I loved very much.
If she could have had a blog, this might be what she would have said.
Please read on and tell me what you think.
April, 12, 1952.
It's been a fairly uneventful week, other than making meals, washing dishes and putting them away, only to take them out of the cupboard and put them on the table again, nothing of a great deal of interest has happened.
Ruby, my next to oldest girl, has been working on Ann's graduation dress.
It's hard to believe that my baby girl will graduate from High School in only a few months.
It's a beautiful rose colored heavy satin cloth that Ruby is using.
Ann is going to look beautiful in it!
And there it is!
Gracious me, it sure does need a good ironing, I shall pull out my old ironing board, heat up the iron, and see if Ruby will let me press it for her.
Ann will look so pretty in it.
I have six children, one daughter with my first husband and five with Sam.
Ethel Ann is our baby girl, we call her Ann, Sam refuses to call her Ethel, due to the fact that it's my sister's name and he and Ethel get along about like oil and water.
Need I say more?!
That's why she goes by Ann.
Sam came down with a cold and didn't go to work today. It's hard to tell when he's sick, he just gets quieter than usual.
That's about my only clue that something is wrong.
Land sakes, I hate to think that it will mean $11.00 less on his pay check next week.
I can hear him chuckling occasionally in the living room, as I write, he's listening to Lum 'n Abner on the radio.
I'd rather he listen to the Blackwood Brothers.
I love to hear them singing about Heaven!
I received a letter from my sister, Ethel yesterday.
She was going on and on about her one and only child's graduation.
As if she is the only one whose girl ever graduated!
Sometimes her attitude burns me up.
She lives in California, that's where all the movie stars are, I wouldn't live there for a thousand dollars!
I would never be a movie star, I was almost a phone operator once, though.
I was offered the job, but I turned it down to marry Sam.
Sometimes I dream of what my life would have been like had I become a telephone operator...
Well, that's about it, this is Pearl in Tulsa, signing off... I hope you've gleaned a few "pearls of wisdom" today.
Have a good weekend!
The photos are mine, taken in my house, of my mother's graduation dress. The people mentioned are real.
Have you ever tried something out of the ordinary like this on your blog?
Should I do this again?
Tell me what you think.
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