A Moon Mirror, Memories, 90 years, and a Legacy
A Moon Mirror, Memories, 90 years and a Legacy
In my grandmother's bedroom sits a beautiful old moon mirror dresser
that was made back in the 1930s. Looking into that mirror is an
experience. The moon shape of the mirror is big and round and and it
reflects your image so very bright. Much brighter than anything made
today. It was made when things had quality.
On the dresser is a big, round, beautiful, hand crocheted doily my
grandmother made in years gone by. Also on the dresser is my
grandmother's hairbrush, her comb and a bottle of sweet smelling hand
In that mirror you can see reflected from the other side of the room
my grandmother's old black Singer sewing machine. She made many quilts
using that old machine. And next to the machine sits the hoop she used
to hold the quilt backing to the top as she spent hours and hours
handquilting with needle and thread making those colorful quilts. But
as her eyes grow dim and her hands get stiff she has had to stop
making the wonderful quilts I remember from my childhood. I still love
to wrap myself in one of quilts she made that I keep in my cedar chest
and just bask in the memories of her.
She always kept graham crackers in the drawer next to the kitchen sink
that she'd hand out to her grandkids as they came to visit. I loved
those crackers. She was a terrific cook, too. Still is as far as that
goes, but she lives alone now and doesn't make those wonderful
Christmas dinners that I remember from days gone by. Or the
huckleberry pies. Instead she goes to my aunt's house who has taken
over the dinner making. She isn't the cook Grandma was. Too many
things come instantly from a box now. It's just not the same.
After a chemical exposure in our little town in 1996, my husband,
children and I moved into a rustic old backwoods cabin a few miles
away from where Grandma lives in the nearest town. We had to learn to
live without all the currently acceptable amenities. Grandma was a
gold mine of the way things were done....old fashioned ways.....When
we didn't know how to do something, we'd go to her. When we had a
problem we didn't know how to solve in living the old ways, we'd go to
her and she'd always come up with some kind of solution. Always. We
did everything we could do for her, too, during those years.
Later we moved from that place to a new place farther away so that we
don't get to see her nearly as often as we did during those cabin
years. We reminisce regularly, missing the cabin days and Grandma's
wisdom and knowledge it took to live there.
I'd love to have that old moon mirror dresser sitting in my room,
holding so many happy memories of my Grandma. She taught me so many
things. But more importantly I'd love to have the knowledge of her
Salvation through Jesus the Messiah. Knowing that the day she walks
into Eternity wouldn't be the last time to be with her would mean so
much to me. She just turned 90 a couple of weeks ago...
Something may have happened.. maybe someone in a church said something
offensive to her...or maybe a Christian said or did something to drive
her away...I don't know. She doesn't talk about it and won't answer
Maybe too many painful things happened in her life. Or maybe it was a
combination of all of those things.
She buried her 1st husband, my grandfather, years before I was born.
He was killed in a tragic logging accident when my mother was 9 years
old in 1951. Grandma raised her 2 daughters alone. After they grew up,
married, and had children of their own, Grandma remarried. She married
her best friend. They fished, hunted, picked berries, and even logged
for a post and pole company ...Everything together. He had an old cap
gun that he gave to my oldest son. But before he gave it away, he'd
sneak up behind Grandma and shoot off a cap scaring the daylights out
of her! And then he'd laugh and leave her standing there red-faced.
She buried him in 1979, just after Christmas after he had a
fatal heart attack.
When Grandma was 11, her mother had an infected tooth pulled and got
very ill afterward. She went to the hospital and no one told Grandma
why... or what was wrong.. Her dad came home from the hospital after
her mom had been gone for a couple of weeks. He said, "Mommy's not
coming coming home." That's all he said, not another word. She, being
the oldest daughter went on to help care for her brothers and sister.
Her father never remarried. Grandma learned later that her mother had
acquired blood poisoning from that infected tooth and the infection
spread out of control until it took her life. Only a few years later
was penicillun released that would likely have saved her mother's
So many difficult things happen in life....but good things too.
Grandma is still alive and my children have very fond memories of her.
They love to be with her. To hear her stories.....
But most of all, we'd love to know she's Saved.
Please visit this page. Especially if you are struggling....
My opinion on a few things:
You don't like the direction America is headed (who of us does)? Remember that God called us, told us what to do, and how to live:
Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
He told us what to expect if we choose to obey Him:
2Ch 7:14 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
He told us what to expect if we choose not to obey Him:
2Ch 7:19 But if ye turn away, and forsake My statutes and My commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
2Ch 7:20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of My land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for My name, will I cast out of My sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
2Ch 7:21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
2Ch 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.
We are instructed to pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
Psa 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
And how we are to bless Israel (Jerusalem) and what happens if we don't:
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
What the Bible says about Globalism:
Gen 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
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