Wednesday, August 29, 2007
At my dear sister-in-law's funeral, her kids asked me if I would like to have her treadle sewing machine. Of course, I said yes! (I thought her daughter would keep it, but she didn't want it). Turns out that it was actually Bill's mother's sewing machine (Bill and his siblings are in their 80's). We went down today and picked it up, had lunch with Jean's son, Ken, and his other sister, Anne. Ken has the dubious pleasure of being the executor of her estate, so they are in the process of cleaning out her condo, etc. He would have been extremely happy if Bill and I had backed up the truck and loaded it up with a whole bunch of other "stuff", but sorry, that didn't happen! LOL He did stick a wooden pump to put in my flower bed on the truck, though!
I still need to clean up this treadle (I have another one that I bought a year or so ago -- but it isn't the family heirloom I consider this), and I want to find out this baby's birthdate, too. I can tell you that I will treasure it always, and will expect my daughter to send it on down through the generations.
Kenny looks great and hopefully is still in remission (he was diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia a couple of years ago). Jean should be proud of her son -- he turned out to be a treasure himself.
Visiting with Anne again.