Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

VISITORS

Posed in front of the family mural.
My sister visited with two of her grandchildren.  This is a photo of them posing in front of the family mural I made a few years ago.  I had sent small art cards to each person and asked then to return them to me for this project.  It was fun for these children to see their work from years back posted with the rest of the family including their parent's and grandparent's art work.


They did a lot on their brief visit to our home.  They got to bottle feed the baby goat, feed apple slices to the big goats, help gather eggs in the hen house and go for a ride in the bucket of Ron's tractor.  Their grandmother took that ride with them.  


We received the following note from the children after they had returned to their Chicago home.
Is there a better reward than receiving such a nice note?

14 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a great little note from the kids. I know that they had a blast at your place. Who wouldn't? And I love the family mural. I think that might be something I would want to do, so I may be stealing that idea. The sandhill babies are cute, aren't they. We don't see them very often so that was definitely a treat and one reason I always try to have my camera with me.

Lynn said...

That's a great note. A keeper! I love to see things like that.

When my nephew went to camp for the first time when he was 8, his parents got a postcard that said, "Golf, bows and arrows." I don't think there was a comma. :) Someone probably said to just tell parents what you are doing. :)

Granny Annie said...

Bonnie -- It was especially a treat for these city kids. I too always have my camera with me...except when I need it. LOL

Lynn -- Your nephew's note would have become a standard response in our family for the question, "What are you doing?". From then on it would be "golf bows and arrows".

Scarlet said...

That's an adorable (and very detailed) note. I love it! The mural project sounds perfect. Maybe I'll do that with my kids' artwork. I must dig for some in the old scrapbooks.

Chatty Crone said...

No nothing - and your sister is good to teach them this. They were so sweet. sandie

Charlotte said...

Creative mural project. Just good manners they have writing a note to you.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Lucky you have a ready art gallery n petting zoo for all the family tourists...! What, no chicken races? Looks like you made quite an impression according to the note! Perhaps they will farm in the future too- N they are cute too!

Riot Kitty said...

That is sweet! I love getting actual notes in the mail, especially from my little bro and sis. Your place sounds like fun!

Changes in the wind said...

What a wonderful experience they can tuck in their memory banks....

cube said...

That note is a keeper. So very sweet.

This city girl would send you a real nice note if she got to do all those cool things at your place, too.

Just sayin'... ;-)

JeanMac said...

i love that the children are taught to write thank yous! What a fun time at Grandma's!

JeanMac said...

i love that the children are taught to write thank yous! What a fun time at Grandma's!

Cliff said...

Cute kids and very thoughtful too. But that's why we didn't stop in, I hate gathering eggs.
Also, if you give your wife a ride in the loader bucket and then accidentally hit the wrong lever and it goes up and you can't remember exactly how to get it down until you drive around for a while...she'll get a bit testy. Uncalled for anger I'd say.

Pat said...

I'd love to have had youas an aunt as a child:)