Monday, August 1, 2011

Out with the old in with the older

When Grandpa Gene died we all started wandering through the house looking at all the stuff that would need to be split between the families. We got to make a list of things we wanted and cross our fingers and hope we get it. I think we all had Grandmas piano on our list. Well I thought about the table and chairs that my Grandma and Grandpa have had since they lived in that house. I thought it would be nice to have that but how would we get it back to Bakersfield. Well I kept hoping there would be a way and luckily for me my cousin Ryan and his wife were headed to Las Vegas soon after we left Utah and they dropped the table and chairs off in St. George. My mom had to take a trip up to St. George and picked it up and brought it home. I was so happy to get it, and not just because we have never had a good sturdy table but because of the memories it brought back. I thought about all the times we sat around that table eating pancakes that Grandma forced us to eat or sandwiches with Miracle Whip or stale cereal that Grandma kept in the cupboard for when we would come to visit. Those were all good memories because we were always laughing and having a good time. I can't help but get sentimental thinking that we will make no more of those memories but I am excited to make new ones with my family.


Carla said...

So who got your grandma's piano?

Mrs. Schmalison said...

Good question. I don't even know if they decided yet.