Sunday, August 1, 2010

Moving Ganky

In the last week a lot has happened in my grandmother's life. She has decided that she just shouldn't be by herself anymore and so she is moving from Groesbeck to Beaumont to live with her daughter. So in making this decision she had to sell her house that she has lived in for the last 40ish years. It's the only house that I can ever remember my grandparents in, so it has lots of memories. Fortunately all this happened while Ganky (my grandmother) is still with us. So this past weekend my whole family went down to help organize and pick out anything that we wanted. We came home with lots of treasures and lots of stories about the memories behind all of our treasures.

You can't tell from the pic but this is her sewing machine. I'm excited to learn how to use this one as it is older than my mom's sewing machine. I also took this big glass water bottle. Ganky gave me the last change that grandaddy had to start my coin collection in the glass jar.

I was really excited about this lamp because I was able to replace one that we got for a wedding present that really didn't fit our style. This goes perfectly with our style. I also brought home two tractor seat stools that they always had out by the shed. I can remember playing on these as a child. We are going to paint them and find a good spot on the deck for them.

I brought this old Hunter fan home especially for Zach because we gave seen them in antique stores but they were always so expensive. Now he has his very own and he didn't even have to pay for it.

I'm sad to say that I won't be going to Groesbeck amymore for family gatherings, but I'm so glad that Ganky shared some of her treasures with us.

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