Memories of Grandpa & Grandma  

Elsie Richey  

Although I spent a lot of time with Grandma after school each day, I really do not have any stories as such. I do remember the flower garden - that is where I learned to love Baby's Breath and Snapdragons; they were my favorites then and still are today.

She taught me how to quilt doing that fancy embroidery stitch of hers. We were always quilting one of the quilts for the grandkids that were getting married as we talked. I do not remember what we talked about even. I just remember that I loved being with her.

back: Grandma, Luella, Leigh, Rodney
front: Cousin Ray, Elsie, Robin

  Grandma wrote:

Mon. Jan. 1, 1951  (St.Johns)
Leigh came for me. I spent the day with them covering a quilt. Ramona helped with the quilt, and Elsie did some.

Tues. Jan. 16, 1951   (St.Johns)
Elsie and Robin Leigh stayed with me, and I enjoyed them.

Sun. Sept. 16, 1951  (St.Johns)
I helped LaVina, Dwyn and Elsie make pretty forests in glass jars of moss and ferns I pressed while at Jay's in Gresham, Oregon, one for LaVeta, Sharon, and Erin.

Wed. Feb. 13, 1952   (St.Johns)
Elsie came with Valentines, and I made some for them.

Thurs. Aug. 14, 1952  (St.Johns)
Ramona and Elsie came. I wish they would come oftener.

Thurs. Aug. 27, 1953  (St.Johns)
I washed my hair, and LaVeta curled it for me. She and Elsie made doll dresses here this afternoon.

Thurs. Oct. 29, 1953  (St.Johns)
Elsie got lemons and frozen orange juice for me uptown. I am doing genealogy.