Traditional Kentucky rock walls
Oh yeah, and we also stopped for ice cream at the Dairy Queen. Where Jenny and Jenni decided to wash their dusty feet...in the bathroom sink. A couple ladies walked in during these ablutions. They really didn't know what to do with us, so they pretended it wasn't happening. Especially when we scrambled to dry off the wet floor with paper towels before they used the sink...
The first time Jenni went out to visit Grandpa and Granny, she was taken right into the family circle. She felt as loved and wanted as their own grandsons. At the end of the visit, Grandpa pulled Jenni aside, winked and asked her "Who's girl are you?"
Jenni enthusiastically answered,"I'm Grandpa's girl!"
The cabinet that Cecile's great-grandpa built
the chest of drawers that Cecile's uncle built
The dough trough that Cecile's grandpa carved for her grandma. She gave it to Jenni.
Their daughter, Cecile and her husband Allen carry on that legacy. They moved into the second house when Granny was failing and couldn't live alone any longer. After she passed away they moved into the main house and have been just as industrious, generous and loving as the parents before them.
The houses were already gorgeous with rich wood and stained glass windows fashioned by Cecile's uncle. Allen and Cecile have made them even more beautiful with their renovations and decorating. I loved their home! But even more so, I loved the sweet presence of the Holy Spirit that just permeates the place. It spills out of the windows and over the thresholds and I know even their neighbors can feel it.
By the time we were loaded up and ready to leave the next morning, I felt like saying "I'm Grandpa's girl!" too.
We arrived home in Greensboro late. Too late to get pictures of all our WLYS spoils. But here is some of it being packed into Jenny and Rob's barn.
1940's tablecloth, never used, original paper label still intact! =$17!
vintage Shiny Brite ornaments- 1 box= 75cents!
It was an amazing trip and a month later, I'm still recovering!
I'll be back soon with photos of the living/dining room makeover! Hint, hint (I finally got to repaint!). I also will have pictures of the nursery since it's just about finished!