I Remember When . .
| Grandpa died in 1938, Grandma lived another
Grandma had her ways of getting things done and caring for her animals, alone.
She always had zinnias and other flowers in her yard, she said, she loved to watch the butterflies among them. She had an edible gourd growing on her porch trellis. It was green and she would slice and fry it like an egg plant. When she planted her corn patch, she would plant two rows, wait two weeks and plant two more and so on till she had the patch full. This way she could harvest and can in small amounts all summer long.
While watching me try to get a calf into a pen, by leading and twisting it's tail, She said, if you just put your finger in it's mouth, it will follow you anywhere you to take it. I did and it did. Whether or not my cousin heard this same advice or not, I don't know.
However this was a story told by her Mother, my aunt. Auntie had a girl, a boy and then twin girls. She was worn out as you could expect. One day the twins were crying and Auntie told the older girl to go make them be quiet. To her surprise in just about a minute there was silence. Curious as to how this had happened, she peeked into the babies room. There stood my cousin between the babies, with a finger in each mouth. :)
Lou Anne Allen, Attended Moss Schools from the 3rd. - 6th. Grades.