Friday, June 10, 2011
The Kind~Hearted Woman
My Great~Grandma was a "kind~hearted" woman. Mom remembers fondly of the days when hobo's would come knocking at my grandma's back door. She would make them something to eat and give them a glass of tea. Mom was just a little girl at the time but she remembers watching from inside the house. Grandma would not let her come outside while they were there. She said Grandma would talk with them while they ate then they would hand back the dishes and they would be on there way.
My great~grandpa worked for the railroad and they lived near the tracks. There home still stands today in Purcell, Oklahoma though the barn is gone. Mom along with her brothers and cousins would play along the clear running creek that ran through the property. There was lots of woods behind the house.
Did you know that hobo's had signs that they would place in various areas to tell about the type of person that lived in the house or nearby area. If a woman in the are was known to serve you something to eat they would leave a sign on a tree or hidden area with a cat it stood for a kindhearted woman lives here and you can get something to eat. I'm almost certain there must have been a sign nearby that indicated that my great~grandma was one of the kind~hearted women. She was always known by her family to be in the kitchen cooking up something homemade. Her cobblers made from scratch were mouth~watering good.
Today there are still a lot of kind~hearted women who take the time to offer a simple gesture of kindness. I want to give credit to Frank Bielec for drawing this pattern for me. I have an idea or two sparked from this fun little rug.
Maybe you know someone that may have been a kind~hearted woman!