My memories of those visits are filled with images of china cabinets full of porcelain figurines, an old white upright piano perfect for little kids to bang out simple songs, and a cuckoo clock that never failed to delight.
What I never appreciated as a child about “Auntie” was her talent for flower arranging. She belonged to the local chapter of the Osawantha Garden Club and took great pride in her flower gardens. I remember an afternoon during my Girl Scouting days, when I was trying to earn one badge or another, and I was dropped off at her house so that she could teach me how make an arrangement for myself. As with so many talented people, of course, she ended up doing the whole thing herself!
Evelyn Brown took great pride in her flower arrangements and won numerous prizes like this one.
Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog is presenting her Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month series in honor of National Women’s History Month.