I think when a Grandparent gives you something they value, it is one of the most greatest treasures in life! The picture above is my husband’s Paw-Paw & Big Grandma. I believe they were dating in this pic, soon to be married! Aren’t they a stunning couple! I think back on the time that I knew Big Grandma (never met his Paw-Paw because he passed before we married) and I think she had a good life with lots of family surrounding her. That was one thing about her is that she loved her family and she loved helping anyone when they needed help! Right around mine and my husband’s first anniversary, we had our first daughter and anytime Big Grandma came to visit, she would always bring diapers! She knew how expensive those things were and babies are expensive! It was like she just knew when we always needed something and that’s just how she was! I remember the first time she had a stroke and I really thought we would loose her. I was so scared that when I spoke with her on the phone, I started crying and told her how much I loved her. We had her for many more years before she passed. I will never forget telling her that we would be naming our 4th daughter after her….her eyes just sparkled and she said “Really?” I told her “Yes!” and boy was she proud! It wasn’t long after that, just two months, before she passed away. She never got to meet our little Jewell but I know she is looking down and smiling at our rainbow baby!
This antique milking stool was my husband’s Big Grandma’s. He said she didn’t have many possessions as a child, but I wonder if this stool served as many purpose’s, in her childhood and as she grew up. I have explained in my last blog that we acquired a antique key from her home, when we were cleaning it out, as we were getting ready to renovate it. The stool was also an item that we picked out that day because Big Grandma wanted us to have it. Our oldest two daughter’s were small at the time so we decided the stool would make a great “time out” stool or we could use it to stand on, when we couldn’t reach things in the pantry! We’ve had it in our home for at least 15 years now and I love thinking back to that day, when we came home with all of our treasure’s from Big G’s house.
Here’s a little throw back pic of our two youngest daughter’s on their first trip to Disney World!
Please check out my blogging friends to see what they have found on their thrift store, estate sale, yard sale or family heirloom searches!
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Such a lovely piece to have in your home. Enjoyed the story of Paw Paw and Big Grandma. The picture of them is such a treasure too. A beautiful couple.
You naming your daughter after her is beautiful too. Such a wonderful stool to have too.
What a special stool and memory. Love that you named your baby after her. The stool looks so pretty and would be something you could pass to your daughter that has her great grandmother’s name. Have a wonderful week Shae.
Thank you! That is a wonderful idea to pass it along to our daughter! Hope you week is
This is so cool Shae! What sweet memories! The stool is beautiful and I love the picture you shared of your hubby’s grandparents!
Thank you Dori!! I really do love having it in our home!
Love this milking stool and all the memories associated with it! How sweet is that? Those are the absolute best treasures, better than anything you can find at a Thrift Store!
Thank you!! It is a treasure for sure!!
Wow! Such a sweet story of Big Grandma and Paw Paw! Loved reading this!!! And, of course, that milking stool is adorable!!! Thank you so much for joining us on this challenge!!
Happy Monday, my friend!!!
Thank you! I always enjoy our challenges!! Thank you for having me Emily!!
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Oh Shae what a fantastic story behind this little stool , it reallly touched my heart! Great photo and memory to have in that picture!
A big whopping yes , they are a stunning couple and very photogenic I may add!!
I’d would just love to have a stool like this and so versatile too!! Love this!!