Friday, March 2, 2018

Filler Friday





Last time I was in PA, I dug through some old photo albums. I'll share some pics through this year.
Here's one of my long gone Nana and Pop-Pop, my maternal grandparents - Elmer and Clarissa Shutters. Originally poor farmers from Indiana. I believe my grandmother did graduate from high school. He might have made it through eighth grade. Just solid, down home folks who worked hard, moved to PA, made a living, raised four kids - Lee, Jane, Juanita (my mom), and Richard - and were awesome grandparents.

My memory is him holding my hand as I skipped down the sidewalk. He ambled along and wore suspenders. She wore a house dress with an apron. And there was always candy in a bowl, that grubby little fingers could choose (even between meals!)

 I hope you have some hazy good memories of grandparents.

TGIF and enjoy your weekend.




16 comments:

  1. Wonderful memories Joanne, I lived with my maternal grandparents after my dad passed away when I was three along with mum and brother, I too have great memories.

    Enjoy the weekend.

    Yvonne.

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    1. glad to hear you have good memories. Ahhh. those were the days!

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  2. My grandmothers outlived my grandfathers by many years and I remember them best.

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    1. I was lucky to have met my grandfather. My siblings did not. I remember him as a very gentle man.

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  3. That's a great picture... and some great memories. I have many good memories of my grandparents, too. My grandmothers were the last to go, and they died a week apart in 1960. Even after all these years, I still dream about my maternal grandmother.

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    1. I hear you. Happy memories all around. I feel very lucky

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  4. Hi Joanne .. lovely clear photo - and such happy memories ... I do have some disjointed ones ... still better than nothing and we were miles away ... cheers Hilary

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    1. not many photos around and if there were my Uncle Lee had them, not my mother. But still - they always looked "old" to me. Perspective is a funny thing

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  5. Nice picture! It certainly was a simpler life back then!

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    1. simple but tough. They had to work hard to make ends meet when my mom was young. She never talked much about it

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  6. Awesome pic and such sweet memories!

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  7. Candy all the time is a win for any kid. Great memories to have indeed.

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    1. well...it was within reason. I just remember never being told "no". My mom was much stricter, so it was a treat to go to the grandparents.

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  8. I love old family photos. I didn't know my grandfathers--one died long before I was born, and one died when I was a baby. I do have wonderful memories of my grandmothers though. I miss them both.

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