Tuesday, March 20, 2012

R is for a variety of REDS

I really must apologize to Mrs. Matlock for being absent so long, but I just couldn't participate in Alphabe-Thursday because I ran out of alphabet ideas!  As it is, I'm recycling some photos from previous posts just so that I'm not totally kicked out of Mrs. Matlock's school program. 
This week our letter is "R" and I immediately thought of RED.  I know...very original...DUH!



Anyway my first photo is of an apron I made in 7th or 8th grade.  My mother kept it all these years and I now have it securely placed in a memory book for my grandchildren.  The word on the pocket is "MOM" in case you can't make out my cross-stitching.
I made these watermelon pieces and the ant several years ago while I was still teaching. Our school secretary invited several teachers to her house so we could paint and show off our craftiness!  The teachers called it "therapy". 



I found this apple hanging outside of my classroom door one day during parent-teacher conferences! Our secretary and some of her friends made these apples for each teacher as a gift and I have it hanging in the same room as my watermelon pieces.


These vintage Little Red Riding Hood salt and pepper shakers belonged to my mother.  I have a photo of me as a baby sitting in a high chair with these and the coordinating cookie jar atop our refrigerator.  My mother could never find the cookie jar after we moved to Phoenix in the early 60's.  I found a pristine cookie jar that matched these shakers at an estate sale but I wasn't going to pay $225 for it!
  
My mother also saved these cake toppers from when I was a teenager.  The red record player is truly a gem.

I'm not old enough to really remember Shirley Temple or any of her movies, but I really liked this doll when I saw her at a doll show in Phoenix.  She is a reproduction and is as cute as can be!

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17 comments:

Donna Heber said...

Hi,

Oh, I don't think Ms. Jenny would kick you out of class ... lol. Your little red apron is adorable. A wonderful treasure that your mother kept. Have a wonderful week.

Riet said...

it is good of you to come back, Let me you a secret, I use a dictionary. LOL

edenhills said...

These are wonderful! I love the stories that go with the items.

I must admit I sometimes find it a challenge to find words that fit with my farm blog. Of course, it's convenient when I have babies to name the same week we land on the letter X. :-)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That's a great collection of reds! I have the same problem...coming up with ideas, so I went with a recipe theme this go around, but I'm bound to have trouble along the way. I really like Riet's idea. I'll have to remember that one.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your apron too.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What fun pieces of memory!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

Karen S. said...

Any post at all is worth posting and worth reading for all of us, no matter what! Enjoy your week!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great idea to show us all these reds!

R1 said...

nice post...reminiscing the past.

-r1-

Sue said...

Nice, nostalgic reds!

=)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Red is one of my favorites! I have little shots of red all over my house...

love the sweet little doll...

Splendid Little Stars said...

wonderful series of photos! How cool that you still have the apron you made so long ago!

anitamombanita said...

Red is never dull! Great take on R.

Annesphamily said...

Oh you have such lovely treasures. That red apron is sweet! I love those cake toppers and Shirley Temple. I had a doll when I was a child. I think she was damaged in some flooding we had at our old house. So sad.
But your post made me smile today.
Hugs Anne

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving all the red!!

bluegrassnotes said...

Nice reds!

Jenny said...

Since you posted such a wonderful post for the letter "R" I will allow you to Remain in class...

But I want a beautiful Red apple...

Thanks for linking.

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