Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

March 6, 2010

Life is like a puzzle or two and more...

Do you like to spend time doing Jigsaw Puzzles?   Well My mom sure does and now she has perhaps started me on a new time passer... She has a puzzle going all the time at home...Her neighbors drop in for tea & every member of our family has dropped into a chair for their share of "helping" complete and start new ones.  I can see how each day a new piece is added to make a complete picture of the days of our lives....We are working today on #4 of 5 that we have picked out too complete before she returns to her own home next Saturday.  She will not be going by train however as my husband & I will drive her to Portland where my sister & her husband will pick her up for the rest of the journey to Seattle. It has been fun drinking tea & sharing stories about what we do here at Blue Sky Farm and comparing the work and pleasures of what she & did as a child growing up in her family of 10 children..Oh MY!Gramma really had her hands full... It is interesting to hear her tell stories of gardening, canning, cooking, housekeeping and playing with how things were "back in the depression days" were for her. I suppose its because I choose to save, recycle and refurbish as she and my ancestors did. I know now why I like doing things & living my life.. Roots go deep and this country  apple didn't fall far from the tree......I think I will go make a cuppa tea for her, I am so Blessed to have these days with her..

4 comments:

Callie said...

These must be wonderful days spent with your Mom. And you must have great stories. I wish I could have had time with my Grandma to hear her tales of time gone by.

Nancy Jo said...

Cheryl,
Oh How nice to have your Mom with you. And 10 kids in her family. Well that has to make for a very busy household. How many are still living?
Puzzles, well I was never very good at them. My aunt who is 95 can put one together in no time.
Nancy Jo

Holly said...

What a blessing to spend this time with your mom! I wish I could hear the stories! I love stories from that time. I love to can and garden and sew and my mom and grandma and great grandma did too.
I also love puzzles! Charles Wysocki is my fav and I have those first 2 you posted. It's funny how no one ever wants to do one with me, but if I set it all they all seem to flock to it at some point!
thanks for sharing!

Carol............. said...

Sounds like you're having fun and doing "new" things with your mom.

Old stories are the best.......my grandma and mom had lots of stories about Germany in "the olden" days........and so very informative.

Hope to see you sometime when you're back in Washington.