Friday, May 9, 2014

Sinder Will

My Mom ready a story in the paper a few weeks ago about the St. Patrick's Day flood of 1936.  That brought to mind memories of her younger brother John, climbing the flood wall by George's Creek by her home.  Mom asked me to make this page for her:

"A birdie with a yellow bill hopped upon my sinder will,
cocked his shiny head and said, Ain't you ashamed, you sleepy head."

Mom recalls sweet brother John reciting the words of the verse a little funny.  He was 4 years younger and busy enjoying life despite the hardships of the Great Depression.

John would climb the flood wall on Georgia's Creek.  He fell on the wall once and spluit his head.

Mom's Dad had raw oysters in the grocery store.  John would climb on a stool, hold his nose, and attempt to eat one.

One time when Grandma Marie's brother Christie was helping her paint, John painted the black dog white.

I'll give this to Mom tomorrow when we make a Mother's Day visit!

14 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Nice layout!!!

MARILYN said...

I always enjoy your stories...sweet page!xo

Papercrafting Princess said...

Love your vision. You inspire me!

Lynn said...

Such a beautiful layout Cindy. I always love the stories behind your projects. Happy Mothers Day!

Micupoftea said...

What a sweet page, Cindy! Never heard that poem before- charming. Happy Mother's Day! :)

MARILYN said...

Upps I forgot ...Happy Mother's Day my friend!! have a wonderful day!!!MUAHxo

Heather McMahon said...

I adore this Cindy! Fabulous story and amazing page!

Dani Cristina said...

Hello Cindy ;
I put you in an award on my blog
and there are some questions that I did too ... :)
Feel free to accept or not.
http://fazendoartecomdanicristin.blogspot.com.br/2014/05/liebster-award.html # links
Wonderful your page!

Hugs.
XX

S said...

What a totally charming thing to scrap.

Connie Mercer said...

Love this one:):) great story!

Heather Landry said...

I love the way you did the title work and it was super fun to read the stories about him. Beautiful!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Cindy! This is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy that I stopped by to see it today! Stunning page and wonderful poem, too!

Monique Liedtke said...

What a wonderful page for you mom. So many awesome memories! Adorable!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Love your title work! Precious layout, Cindy!