Sunday, January 18, 2009


Oh my.... Well when I read Cherry Hill Blog
I had to write about my Grandmother & her TussY! When my grandmother passed away, her Samsonite ended up in Mama's garage. When I was visiting Mama for her 67th birthday recently, I asked again for the luggage and she let me have it! Thanks Mom! I thought it would be cool to place her luggage in the guest room. When I arrived home I was proudly looking for the right spot to place. I opened the suitcase to all of her personal belongings. I could not believe all of her favorite personal items packed just so-so! I smiled when I saw the Tussy and the Emeraude! Those two items were staples in the personal hygiene department!

Please notice in the photo.. pictures of Jesus, her Tussy, Emeraude, her little black beaded coin purse handle held together with a paper clip, her white socks, the 2 little rings (she loved costume jewelry!) and the Cover Girl compact. My grandmother never drove, so when she came for a visit she always had the Samsonite!!
So if you reading this and you see a ladybug appear in the strangest place, or a hummingbird zip by your kitchen window, the first Tulip bloom, the dogwood bloom early, it's her passing through.
Grandma, you are in my mind daily, your apron hangs in my kitchen, your photo next to my kitchen sink. I share our stories with your great-great grandson Wesley ever time we cook in the kitchen. In my day your memories, your stories, your legacy are always present!
Hugs to all... Hug your Grandmother if you are so blessed to have her!


Cherry Hill Cottage~ said...

This post is so sweet! Love "looking" in your Grandmother's suitcase..she would be very proud of you!

Thanks for the invite!!
Tina~ Cherry Hill Cottage...

Mimi Sue said...

I lived with my grandma until I was 4 when my mom remarried. So I was so close to her. She taught me so much. She passed away in 1979 when I was 26 years old. But I still think of her every day. She was the stability in my life when I needed it the most. I hope I can have the same impact on my grandchildren. Your post brought back sweet memories. Mimi

Kathleen Grace said...

I was very close to my grandmother, in fact i believe she had much more influence over my life and the way I turned out than even my mother did. I learned so much from her, sewing, cleaning, ironing, baking and cooking. I too, have one of grandmothers aprons, it was one of the things I had to have when she died., becasue she was never dressed without one except for church. How precious to have that little "snapshot" of your grandmother when you opened the suitcase. I do sell my aprons and I hope to have some in my etsy soon. The one I sent in for publication is one of a kind due to the vintage materials. That too will be for sale when I get it back from the magazine:>) Thank you for stopping by!

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