Phyllis Fricker's Memory Book
My Mother's Paternal Grandmother -
Grandma cooked on a huge iron cookstove which was fueled with wood. It had an oven and a water reservoir. She was a good cook. Breakfast was always a hearty meal. Bacon & eggs and fried potatoes, toast and coffee and usually a pie of some description served up on a beautiful glass pedestal dish.
Grandma wore cotton print dresses every day,
very long, and usually covered with a voluminous apron with large pockets.
When she went out to work in the garden she always wore a sun- bonnet.
It was not stylish in those days to be tan. She was a tall, gaunt woman
with thick, beautiful white hair. She had false teeth which must have
been uncomfortable because she usually put them in her apron pocket.
I can remember starting out to Church with her. People said that we
walked exactly the same - toes out & fast. We would get partly along
the way and she'd say "Oh shaw, we have to go back." I would
asked why and she would say "I forgot my teeth, I left them in
my apron pocket."
Kenneth Brock | Valparaiso,
Indiana | Cadillac, Grand Rapids
& the Stock Market Crash |