Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Grandpa Holton's creative talents
Grandma was picky (which I highly recommend everyone be when considering a life-long mate) and chose a wonderful man to be her husband!!!! Talented, a fellow animal lover, hunter, hard worker, carpenter. Both Grandma and Grandpa had a scanty formal education, as they were descendants of mainly Scottish immigrants. Born in the 1800's they were mainly self taught after primary school. Grandpa worked hard for the New York Central Railroad and did excellent carpentry work 'on the side' constructing cottages in the wooded areas of Upstate New York. He also fashioned for me, his oldest grandchild, the most entrancing toy furniture.
One of my beloved sisters is coming on Friday .... I am ticking down the minutes. Can hardly wait to see her again. We plan to pick her up at the airport and whisk her out here to the country for a nice visit. The above-mentioned unfinished yard work will be one of our projects together!!! Hope we don't wear ourselves into a ragged heap!!!!
Sitting patiently nearby is one of my 'Granddogs' Olive - who is just barely beyond her puppy hood and very sweet. She is the family pet, following the loss of their most loved dogs last year. Everyone in that home is grateful for Olive right now.
Well, I am grabbing a grubby but warm 'garden' coat, bundling up a bit, and going out to tackle some trimming and seed saving chores.