Thursday, April 17, 2014
Close to Nowhere
• Ah...choo is more like it! I’m betting you’ve noticed the yellow pollen everywhere. I’m betting that many of you are sneezing, sniffling, coughing and your eyes are burning.
You can guess how I know. That’s right. All of the above. Most in my house are in the same condition.
It’s lovely living in the South. The weather here is spectacular. One day we have 10 inches of snow. Two days later, we’re wearing shorts. It’s very hard to have a separate winter -- summer wardrobe, mostly because it’s never the same two days in a row.
The weather was memorable the last weekend in March and the first weekend in April, 1968.
There was a civil rights march scheduled in Memphis, Tenn., the last weekend in March. It snowed and was very cold, so the march was postponed.
On April 4, 1968, I remember walking home from my best friend’s house. Sarah and I were enjoying the day out of school because of snow.
I was walking in a jacket, a pair of shorts and boots, so my feet wouldn’t get wet. I had on shorts because it was warm, even though there was snow on the grass.
I remember that day and that strange weather because that was the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot.
• My daughter has turned into a raving lunatic. She’s always been a lunatic, but it’s really getting bad now.
She discovered quilting not too long ago and not too long after that she went to a class with Margie Jones of Holly Springs (if you know Margie you know she’s multi-talented -- quilting is one of her many talents).
Dana took a feathered star class. I didn’t go, because feathered stars are really, really hard. Dana loves them.
She plays with other blocks and patterns quite a bit, but so far, she’s only finished one quilt.
She has a friend in Boston with an autistic son. He’s growing up and having some problems, so Dana sat down and whipped Diana a quilt out super fast. I still have to bind it, because she wants the binding to look good and she’s not patient enough to do the “boring” stuff.
I ran into Margie Tuesday and showed her a picture of Dana’s latest star block. She guessed the size of the pieces to be about one inch.
I told you, she’s a raving lunatic!
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