A Visit From Tillie

What a delightful way to spend an afternoon!  I’ve just had a visit from two wonderful ladies, Tillie and Rosemary.  This was our second little get-together, and I have to share!

Maybe you read my post sometime back about the quilt squares made by my great-grandmother and others in the Floyd community.  (Click here to have a look.)  Through that article, Leora Olson was found.  But she now goes by her nickname Tillie.  So the squares made the journey through the mail to eventually end up as a surprise gift.

When Tillie called me to see if we could get together, she told me she wished she had a dollar bill for every time Nellie Borden had cut her hair.  Nellie was my great-grandmother… and phrases like this are music to my ears!

It has been my pleasure to meet these ladies… one who knew my family well, back when they all lived at Floyd… and one who has kindly driven her to my home, and has praised my heirlooms as if they were her own.  Today was our second visit. They came to show me what’s been done with the Olson blocks.  Oh my!  Another treasure!   An apron made by her Mama was used to form the borders for the new wall hanging.


We’ve shared stories and names and have had the best time.  Have I mentioned lately how very much I love having this website?  It has given me new friends, and reunited me with old ones.  Telling my little stories gives me great joy, and I can’t thank you enough for reading them!


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8 Responses to “A Visit From Tillie”

  1. Sandy says:

    By the way… Tillie and I are still looking for anyone from the Beck family who lived in Floyd in the 1920s or 1930s.

  2. So sweet! We have a quilt in the family made by my Aunt Ruth Scott of Floyd. Maybe these ladies all gathered together at one time…:)

  3. Ooops! Sorry, I wanted to mention,…Ruth’s quilt is the same little applique.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Lovely! The quilt and hearing about your afternoon.

  5. Lawanda Calton says:

    It’s great that the little dolls are now being displayed and bringing back happy memories for so many! Granny Borden told me stories of her horse back trips to see neighbors on the prairie. Sometimes to a party, sometimes to deal with sickness, an accident or a funeral. I wish I could listen to her again!

  6. Mary Anne says:

    I just wish we had written down all those stories that Grannie, Granddad and our parents told. What a history book that would have been!

  7. Sandy says:

    Carolyn, I’m thrilled to learn of even more of these wonderful quilt squares coming from Floyd. They must have loved that pattern!

    It’s always a joy to learn something new about that wonderful community. I’m so honored to be on that family tree!

  8. Marcea Clive says:

    The wall hanging is just beautiful. I am so glad you found this new lady friend. What a great story.

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