Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Going Back in Time...
Caution - Photo Overload!!
As you may know if you've been reading my blog recently, I am in the process of decrapifying (I love that word...wish I could remember where I saw it) my house. My mother and my grandmothers were all "keepers" of things. Don't misunderstand...they were not hoarders but they kept things neatly tucked away someplace in the house. I'm about to share with you some of the things my mother kept...and they all relate to me.
I found an entire box of papers from my early school years which means they are from the early '50s! Here are a few of the things I found...
These are just some of the school papers.
Notice the cheap quality of the paper!
It's very delicate...but then it's OLD!
I found several packets of papers pinned together with a straight pin! Didn't they have staplers back in the dark ages?? I think the teacher pinned these together and not my mother. By the way, my first and second grade teacher was Miss Nellie Dale Grissom. I still remember her. She taught us to write cursive in the first grade because she said no one used printing! She would have a fit if she could she things now that they're trying to do away with handwriting in the schools.
As you can see, I was always good at spelling...
maybe not so much anymore!
It wasn't math back then...it was arithmetic.
These must have been those story problems...
which I hated.
There were also lots and lots of drawings in the box. I love this one! It's supposed to be a little brown mouse but it looks more like a cat to me. At the bottom it says: This merry little mouse liked to dance. She danced all day long singing, "why rub and scrub all day in the house? It's better to dance like a little brown mouse." My sentiments exactly except I'd say it's better to do art all day!
I'm assuming this is a frog looking up at a bug.
I actually remember drawing this!
I still like to draw flowers shaped like this.
I sure wasn't very good at profiles!
We must have been studying something about these birds.
They sure weren't in my everyday environment!
Now this is a bird I might have seen.
I have liked purple as long as I can remember.
This lady is all dressed up...and having a little drink. The bottle on the table is Mogen David! I remember hearing that name and I thought it was something special.
I found that I have apparently liked to draw (and paint) trees most of my life because I found numerous drawings of trees in the box. The themes seemed to be mostly trees, houses, and flowers. I only branched out into other subjects as I got a little older. It was fun going through all these old papers. Now I have to decide what to do with them. Should I toss them out or keep them...and if I keep them, do you have any ideas about how to store them? I have a pretty big stack of these drawings and school papers. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them. I thought about maybe trying to make a book out of them.
Now I'm off to see what other things I can discover hidden away in boxes!! Wish me luck!!