Page for the Rockin' Scrapping Gran's Thread (weekly challenge). The layout was to be done in red, white and blue, photo's any color..random stitching on page, and the theme - When I was Twenty....
My stitching in on the right side, and colors red white and blue...my journaling is about where I was at 20 and where I am today.
By the time I was twenty years old, I was a mother of two
children and a third to be born on my 21st birthday.
When I was twenty, I expected to be working and helping with
with my young hubby's college expenses. at Gorham State
Teachers College. That didn't happen! We were younng, and
living a hundred miles from our parents in a apartment
complex called Redbank. We didn't have much but we had
each other, our babies and were in love! Times were hard, and
we went without a lot of things that we take for granted today!
Only once during that time did my husband have to send me
home to “momma' !
It seems like we always had to buy the cheapest brand of
food , movie's were a luxury, and we drove an old 36 Dodge
named, ”Effie The Atom Eatin' Baby”! When I look back, those
were really the “good times”!
At that time, I did not give a lot of thought as to where I might be
fifty years later! Husband graduated from college and started
his first teaching job in Industrial Arts at Erskine Academy in
So. China, Maine. From there he started teaching at the new
Mount View High School in Thorndike, Maine. This is where he
stayed and retired! I did work those years after all of our
children started school. We bought a home, where our seven
children were raised, and during the time were blessed with
16 grandchildren The house still rings with the sound of their
laughter. We are now retired, we have lost our dear grandparents
and parents, lost many old friends and classmates and acquired
new! Our hair is a different color and neither my husband or I
have quite as much hair as we did at twenty.
Through sickness and health, I am right where I want to be
today and ejoying life!