During the winter of 2001, I got it out and started working on it again. I so enjoyed doing it and it was a bittersweet experience. I ended up with 200 pages (on one side) and had it spiral bound at the copy center. In a way, I was sorry it was finished.
I have had a blog for over a year now and enjoy that very much. It is mainly about my quilts but also gardening, antiques, and various and sundry other things that come to me. I have been posting old pictures once in a while and calling them Pieces of the Past. I find that people seem to enjoy looking at these glimpses into times gone by. I will continue to post pictures in my Funoldhag blog but thought it would be fun to put lots and lots of them here. This will be the start.
This is the home of my grandparents, Dan and Maggie Pearce, at 319 Behrends Avenue, Peoria, Illinois - no zip codes back then, no area codes, every thing was very low-tech. That is me with grandpa and grandma. I am so excited to have this picture that my brother, Bud, sent me the other day over the internet along with a lot more that I was equally glad to get. This is how I remember their home - the coping along the front yard which we used to walk--it started further up the street quite low than got higher as it went downhill. This was like a second home to me and I am sure to my sister and brother, too, as we would get to come visit separately in the summer time and also on Christmas vacation (it was Christmas vacation back then).
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