My maternal grandparents were Elsie and Albert, they were the grandparents that we visited every Sunday afternoon without fail. After I was married I was expected to visit there on Sunday afternoons too..I chose to go on other days so I could actually visit.
This is my grandparents the year before I was born. They are all dressed up for church. Remember those rubber overshoes like my grandma has on? All the ladies wore them in the winter..so they wouldn’t get their good shoes snowy or wet. Grandmas were the fancy smancy ones..they had fur at the top.
This is a summer time photo around the same time..give or take a year or two. This is how I remember them dressing every day..Grandma in a house dress and Grandpa in his bibs with his engineers cap. I think that is Dixie..they had a few Dixies in their time..Dixie would have been a cow dog…she would have went to the pasture and brought the cows up to the barn for milking. Dixie would have understood both English commands and German commands.
This is the house where I learned to play “Annie I Over” one summer Sunday afternoon. Now for the younger readers..this is how you play. You split into two teams, one team on each side of the house. You throw a large ball over the roof and holler Annie I Over! Then you wait..if the kids on the other side of the house catch the ball then they will sneak around the house and tag someone with the ball and then you are on their team. If no one catches the ball they are suppose to holler “Pig Tail” and then it is their turn to throw it over..always hollering “Annie I Over” as the ball goes up and over the house. It was a great game full of throwing, anticipation, running for your life to the other side of the house..and giggling..lots of giggling:)