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From: kim bresee
Date: 03-06-2007, 07:21 PM (1 of 11)
Hi,I just had to share this,it's so odd but really cool to.So We moved from Boise Id to Dallas Tx about 1yr ago,my mom is from texas but moved to the west long ago.My Grandma lived here until she passed away 8 yrs ago.I was at a thrift store to day and was looking at the books and I saw a old singer sewing book from the 40's and I love old sewing books so I grabed it and took it home.As I started to look at it I saw someone at wrote there name in the front of it and I couldnt belive what I saw It was my gramdma's!!!!Can you belive that It said her name and add and kerrville,TX which is where my mom was born.Anyway I think she is saying sew sew sew.:smile:
User: kim bresee
Member since: 10-29-2002
Total posts: 19
From: lendube
Date: 03-06-2007, 07:38 PM (2 of 11)
That is sooooooooo cool :up:

How far are you from Kerrville where your grandma actually lived? What a great discovery.

I'm sure grandma's smiling like crazy right now.

By all means, sew, sew, sew!

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: dmoses
Date: 03-06-2007, 07:40 PM (3 of 11)
Wow, Kim, what a pleasant surprise. How exciting for you!
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: PaulineG
Date: 03-06-2007, 09:02 PM (4 of 11)
It was obviously meant to be. I know I once found a recipe book which was the same edition as one of my mothers which had been lost for a long time. It was the book she had used for Home Eco at school over 40 years ago but went walkies shortly after she died. My father talked about that recipe book for about 14 years. Then I spotted a copy in an op shop (thrift shop for you). Just even seeing the same book made my heart beat faster. I would have paid almost any price to get it and held my breath looking through to see if somehow it was hers. It wasn't but it still made my father very happy to have some of the old favourite recipes again. It stays at his house and from time to time my stepmother will make him some of them. One day it will be mine.

I can't imagine how it must have felt to find one with such a meaningful connection. :bg: :love: :bg:

Did she know that you were interested in sewing before she died? I'm sure she does now in any case.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
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From: mommydionne
Date: 03-07-2007, 02:37 PM (5 of 11)
that's really cool!!
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
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From: DorothyL
Date: 03-07-2007, 03:55 PM (6 of 11)
Yeah, that is so great.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: pinkroses
Date: 03-08-2007, 07:53 PM (7 of 11)
Wow, that is so neat. You grandma must have had her guradin angel sent it there for you to find, Neat. Pinkroses
I know I have a guradian angel watching over me. I am very gratefull. PINKROSES
User: pinkroses
Member since: 11-30-2005
Total posts: 64
From: Bama
Date: 03-08-2007, 09:37 PM (8 of 11)
That's amazing! I think it was meant to be too. :up:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: searose
Date: 03-08-2007, 10:54 PM (9 of 11)
it was meant to be.
User: searose
Member since: 09-30-2006
Total posts: 45
From: SherilynJC
Date: 03-09-2007, 10:51 AM (10 of 11)
That Is Awesome!!!!!!!
User: SherilynJC
Member since: 12-09-2005
Total posts: 5
From: jessie s
Date: 03-09-2007, 10:25 PM (11 of 11)
What a happy surprise. Last month I was checking my receipe box (which I haven't checked in years) and found a receipe written by my mother and another one by my favourite aunt. Both women have been dead over 25 years. Maybe I could scan them on the computer and then print on material and make something. Just a thought.
User: jessie s
Member since: 02-26-2007
Total posts: 46
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