Sunday, April 25, 2010

Growing Up Years III

Well, Grandma is back with some more of her growing years.

Really, when I think about it now it was an interesting time and a time of almost pure innocence of both children and adults. There were few cars and no TV's. We played outside for entertainment. If only we could go back without bringing the war back too.

My mom's parents, my grandparents, lived up in the mountains. It was very pretty up there. The name of the town was Goldendale, Washington. It was a logging town at that time. I don't know what it is like now as I haven't been able to go back out there. Sometimes going back isn't the best thing to do as you expect to see things that were there then to still be there and most generally they not there anymore.

When I was 6 yrs. old, my dad got a letter from some of his relatives that his grandfather was dying and if he wanted to see him he should come as soon as possible. So we got our belongings together and started our journey to Flandreau, South Dakota.

We took a train and for us girls it was exciting and entertaining. You see, we had never seen running water in a fountain or an inside toilet and boy were they fun! That is, until the porter locked the bathroom and told us that he would unlock it for anyone who wanted to use it but then he would relock it. That took our sails out.

On this train was a lot of returning military people that were on their way home. They read to us and played games with us. I'm sure we aggravated them but when you're a kid, that long on a train ride becomes boring (4 days). Those days, the train would stop at just about every town.

When we came into South Dakota we had breakfast in the dining car to celebrate our birthdays (my sister and I were born on the same day but a year apart). That to us was really something! They had tablecloths on the table and fancy dishes! It would be fun to have trains like this now as you get to see the country and you meet such interesting people.

Needless to say that we didn't arrive before his grandfather died. One of his uncles asked my dad if he would work his farm for him as he wanted to retire and my dad told him yes.

I'd never been to such a small school before as the one in Flandreau. It was a one room school with 35 kids from all 8 grades and only one teacher. I really enjoyed it there. There was only one other person in my grade.

Until next time, when I continue my story....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fantastic New Items At Grandma's Pantry!

Wow! I've been adding some fabulous items to my Bonanzle booth - Grandma's Pantry. You can visit my booth by clicking this link:

Please stop in and check out these and other great products that I offer when you have some free time.

Here are some of the latest:

Sticky Mosaics Fashion Frames ® 3D Kit Age 5+

Jazz up your favorite pics with this sparkling mosaic frame set. Just follow the numbered templates, and you’ll be creating with style!

2200+ sticky foam and jewel pieces
3 sparkling designs
4 stands
Two single photo frames and one double frame for you and your BFF.

A picture frame as pretty as you are! A fun craft alone or with friends, create dazzling frames decorated by you! Sticky Mosaics make it easy to create your own magnificent mosaic artwork. Follow the numbers to place the colorful sticky foam squares onto fun patterns. Combines self adhesive jewels and holographic foil pieces for even more sparkle and shine!

12 Wood Magnets You Paint It Kit Age 4+

A fun magnet kit for your child to paint which includes:

12 wood magnets of various designs

4 - .6 fluid ounce tubs of paint

2 paint brushes

Easy to follow instructions

Rimmel London Renew & Lift Foundation 101 Porcelain

Mineral enriched retexturizing, firming foundation with Time Reverse Complex.

Smooth, radiant skin tone.

Oil free.

Look up To 8 years younger in just 12 days! Tested among women 30-50 years old.

Rimmel Renew & Lift is a liquid makeup formulated with peptides and ceramides that help to shrink pores and firm skin in as little as 12 days.

This oil-free formula moisturizes skin for a dewy and radiant complexion.

About Rimmel Of London

Beauty loves a legend, and legends don’t come much more compelling than the story behind Rimmel, one of the world’s oldest cosmetics brands. In 1820, a respected French perfumer who had been trained by the famous Lubin, perfumer to Empress Josephine, the wife of Napoleon I, accepted an invitation to manage a perfumery in London’s prestigious Bond Street. By 1834, the move to London had proved so successful that, together with his son and apprentice Eugene Rimmel, then aged just 14, he opened a perfumery of his own. The House of Rimmel was established.

Covergirl Incredifull Lipcolor #916 Mauveful .12 Oz.

Moisturizing lipstick pumps-up your look and improves the overall condition of lips.

Covergirl's easy, breezy classic with a moisturewear complex provides rich color hour after hour.

Get fuller, younger-looking lips—instantly.

This volumizing lipcolor helps draw moisture to the lips, improves the condition of your lips.

And its formula provides a refreshing, cooling sensation…so you can feel it!

Hydrates lips for up to 8 hours.

Contains Vitamin B3, Pro-Vitamin B5 & Vitamin E.

EZ Towel Disposable Towel 50 Pieces Water Activated

EZ Towel is compressed into a tablet shape the size of a stack of five nickels. Adding water when placed in the palm of your hand the tablet will expand. It can then unroll and unfold to become an 9 by 10 inch towel.

One EZ Towel does the work of over 10 paper napkins. Conveniently packaged in a resealable bag for storage until your next cleanup.

The towel is of biodegradable rayon, and, unlike paper towels, it is durable, soft and absorbent. It contains no chemicals or other ingredients. The form makes it ideal for travel, carrying in a purse, pocket, car, backpack, picnic basket or anywhere children and adults go.

It comes in a plastic bag that contains 50 compact EZ towels. Each bag also includes a tube to conveniently carry in a purse, pocket, tackle box, etc.

Pitcher Clear 2.5 Quarts Virtually Unbreakable Polycarbonate

Virtually unbreakable

Dishwasher safe

Food safe

Capacity - 2.5qts/2.37 liters

Made of virtually unbreakable Polycarbonate

NSA approved

PVC, phthalate, and lead safe

From everyday dining to partying on the patio, this is the ideal drinkware.

Smooth edges and modern lines enhance any table setting.

Enjoy the appeal of elegant glassware without the concern of broken pieces.

Once again, here is the link to my Bonanzle booth - Grandma's Pantry: