Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Wistful Wednesday: A Tree In Iowa
I ran onto this photo recently, the film was developed in December of 1964. Grandma wrote on the back " Emma and I by the big tree in Iowa, our old home place..October 1964." Emma was just one of Grandmas sisters. We called her Aunt Emma..even though she was our Great Aunt. Aunt Emma was a "corker", she was outspoken and would tell it like it was. I believe that she was Grandmas favorite sister, or perhaps it just seems that way, they came to Minnesota at the same time..when it was a wilderness. They lived just 9 miles apart from each other their entire lives, and just across town from each other when Grandma left the farm for an apartment in town.
I do not know the story of the huge tree, I wish I knew what the sign on the tree said. In the photo Emma is hanging onto her sister, this was typical of Emma..she was a touchy feely kind of old gal and liked to hold your hand when she talked to you.
I have been trying to recall, the last time that we visited with Grandma in the hospital we had just come from Emma and Rupert's Auction Sale..Grandma asked right away what we bought..and that is the part I cannot remember..perhaps one day I will remember, what made Grandma smile and say "good for you"? Grandma died peacefully in the hospital a few days later. She avoided "the home", when she died from Liver Cancer shortly after being diagnosed. I have no doubt that there was a big party for her in heaven, she always said that there would be:)