She was such a humble, country woman but one of the most talented people I'd ever known. She never thought that she could NOT do anything...even things that normally a man would do. If Grace wanted a back porch on her house, well, she'd build a back porch. She did everything with joy and that made me want to be with her as much as possible. What fun she was! From turning up the country music on her AM radio so we could dance and sing in the kitchen, to getting a watermelon fresh out of the garden every afternoon and devouring the juicy sweetness just a few steps from where it had grown.
|Grandaddy & Grace, 1930's|
After my grandaddy passed away, Grace started making quilts full-time and made a modest living at it. She would make a quilt and mail it to a shop in New York that would sell it for her. How blessed are the people that may still be sleeping under one of her creations!