Well, I didn't fall off the face of the earth this past week but did go missing for a bit. We got a call that my husband's 94 year old Uncle Bud passed away. My husband cut his business trip short and we went to Kentucky for the funeral.
Uncle Bud celebrated his 71st wedding anniversary to wife Garnet just one week prior to his passing. SEVENTY-ONE years of married life I said!
I have to share a very sweet story with you. I'm originally from the Bay Area, California and never left the state until my early 20's. My first big trip was with my husband to Kentucky to spend our vacation on a FARM. I mentioned I'm a Bay Area gal right? OMG....I had the best time and everything was new to me! The barn, a tractor, pond, cows, garden, lightening bugs, june bugs....oh the list goes on! I was fascinated with it all and loved it.
Uncle Bud and Aunt Garnet had a small little farm house and on the side yard were big shade trees that Uncle Bud would sit under and just whittle away while visiting whoever was over. This particular day happened to be his nephew, my husband. From the shade trees you could see both front door and side back door of the farm house.
One day Aunt Garnet hollers at me, "Come on Mary, let's go get us some potatoes." I quickly grab my purse and head out the front door. In the meantime, Aunt Garnet grabs her shovel and is standing at the back door near the garden.
The guys under the tree had a good laugh. Need I say more?
The photo above has nothing to do with my story but I wanted to share such a pretty quilt with you! The blocks are just 5". You can see more about this quilt here.
I haven't had a chance to catch up on blogs....I'm getting there.....thinking about you!