Since the reunion in June, I have been corresponding with several of you via e-mail. Murray Beidler had a good suggestion to send in your thoughts remembering Grammy and Grandpop, sort of an "I remember when . . ."
Bookmark my website http://www.princeofwalesonline.com and click on the photo of my Dad, Henry. That will take you to the page where you can chat.
Some of us younger cousins don't have a lot of rememberences of them but what I do recall is my Mom used to drop me off at their house (the second homestead) and I would help Grammy thread needles for her while she was quilting. I remember the room where her quilt frame was; it took up the entire room, I think. I was just a little kid, so things looked bigger to me, I'm sure. I can still see all the bright colors and patterns in the quilt. I treasure the crib quilt she made me when I was a baby. It was yellow and blue. I also have another larger one she made for me.
On Grandpop, I don't remember a lot either except for when he was living with Uncle Abram on his farm above
Harleysville, (help me out here, can't remember the name of the town). Most of what I remember about him was
that children were to be seen and not heard. I remember my Mom saying that when she would drive him places
and she would hit bumps in the road, he would say, "You can't miss them all!" Or when she was backing the car,
he would say, "Whoop! Whoop!" I guess that meant she was about to hit something.
On an entirely different subject, have any of you seen the old homestead. Who ever bought it has really fixed it
up beautifully. I wanted to stop in and visit with them last August when my Dad died, but just couldn't do it.