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!