Friday, May 20, 2016

A Trip To ~G.C.V.& M ~ With Mommy for Mother's Day!!

Mommy came to stay for a week including 
Mother's Day!
 So we decided to go to
The Genesee County Village and Museum

It was great fun!!

We started our tour in the 
John L. Wehle Gallery

The coverlet display 
was exquisite at the 
John L. Wehle Gallery !!
 (Curator ~ Patricia Tice)



(me wearing my vintage Laura Ashley dress)



                            The Susan Greene Historic Clothing Exhibit

                          always has  something new and is so wonderful 

                           to  spend time and browse and look through !

Mommy had so many lovely memories to share when she saw
reminders! Here she reminisces of how her father bought two
matching purses for her mother and her older sister, as a courting gift
much like the one below!


                  Antique Papier Mache Doll                             

Beautiful sewing notions!


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and be in health,
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The Campbell House

Mommy was so interested
in everything!
It was her fist time there!!

She remembered being a little 
girl visiting her Grandfather
the Blacksmith!!

The School House

The surveyor 

Jim Nicoll

author of  several books

The interpreters are so
informative, helpful 
and interesting!   

Mommy is 93 years young
and did amazingly well
going through the village!!

The Print Shop

The Mercantile 

When it was time to go back 
 Mommy got a ride in the 
gulf-cart while HubbyBear 
set off to bring the van up front

She was very pleased with the plan!!

And so driving home called for 
ice cream!!
After all it was Mother's Day!

And at home she opened 
her gift! 

And for the rest of the week
Mommy relaxed, visited 
and read lots of books!!

The Mousiekin gals made sure
to pick the perfect books for Mommy!

Mama Mildred also received
 two books for her Mother's Day!

we ate lots of great food!!!

Mommy brought me something very special! 
A needle keep that she made when she was 
a little girl, that made it through the bombing
of Berlin WWII! A needle keep that she used 
while I sat next to her as I was growing up!
The inside is lined with her Aunt's apron
material and the outside is crochet,
 and she  has filled it with a cash of needles!!!

Hope you enjoyed
Many Blessings, Linnie

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  1. What a wonderful way for you and your mom to spend Mother's Day! The Genesee Country museum is a beautiful place to visit.

    The story behind the needle keep your mother gave you is so neat! Definitely a treasure!!

    I so enjoyed the pictures of your sweet mother enjoying her week with you. : )

  2. I would love to see all those things. Looks like you both enjoyed the day. I love the old fashioned dresses, frocks, as Tasha Tudor called them. I have made myself a couple. Seeing you wear yours makes me want to wear mine. Thank you!

  3. Oh Dear Linnie, I love this Mother's Day post! It's so full of love for your Mommy and a great place to enjoy. We must plan a trip to Genesee! I adore the sweet photos of you and your Mommy. She looks like she enjoys life from reading to touring to being with you, it's all very special. I know she will enjoy A Fine Romance! Having been on the original Queen Mary herself, it will be a treat for her to read as well as the other books by Susan Branch! Linnie, you look great in your Laura Ashley dress---It's perfect for you! You would be a great docent at a place like Genesee! Thank you for sharing all of the clothing and beautiful coverlets! The yellow ware bowls are gorgeous! I could go on and on. Blessings to you, dear Linnie! xoxo ♥

  4. I love that you still have your mommy. :-) She looks like a very special person....she must be because you came from her! I loved the coverlets and clothing especially on your tour.

  5. Beloved Linnie, HELLO!

    Where can I even begin to tell you how special this post is. First of all, that you have your mum with you....and that you treated her to such an extraordinary journey in time, in the history of your region. I LOVE this time of history, the UPSTATE NEW YORK, and historical. I love seeing your mum reclined, enjoying the sun, as if she was taking in a deep breath and letting out the breath of her years as a hardworking mother.

    The Mousekins always play a very important role in your posts, for they too have their world of living. I so love your mind.

    Wishing you a fabulous weekend full of magic.

  6. What a nice time to remember with your mother. Am glad you had a good time. You and your mom are just so sweet together. Love you guys.

  7. Good Afternoon, Dear Linnie, from Wales!

    What a lovely lady your Mommy looks, and such a strong resemblance you have to her. I'm so happy for you both that you had such a good week together, and what a grand day out! As always, I've loved looking at all your pictures, like a delightful picture book, sharing things in our little corner of our online world. I learn so much from you.

    Hugs and Blessings from Across the Big Water ~~~Deb xoxo

  8. What adorable pictures of your Mommy! 93 years young - what an inspiration! That museum looks like a wonderful adventure. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us!


  9. This is so beautiful! I will keep your blog in my visiting list, even though I won't be commenting-I can still email you. You are a treasure and I don't want to lose touch with you....

  10. I love when you dress up in your vintage Laura Ashley dress! It's a sure thing that we are in for a special post, and so was the case... I must have enjoyed this one almost as much as you and your oh-so-special Mom!

  11. Oh Linnie...what a fun, fun time you had with your mom and hubby bear :o) Seeing the sewing box and its needles and such, was so much fun...I so enjoy your posts, because I travel right along with you. Blessings to you dear lady :0) mari

  12. Oh Linnie dear! Your mom is such a sweet woman. I sure hope I have her energy when I arrive at that age.. How wonderful she was able to come and stay for a visit, and what a day you all had... It was like stepping back into time.
    How very special the case is for the needles.. What a treasure... I can see the joy in her face as she opens her gifts..
    Thank you so much for visiting Clara, and leaving such kind thoughts.
    I have missed you!

  13. Linnie,
    What a lovely tour! How I wish we were close, for you go on the most fantastic adventures!
    And the sweet Mousiekins, how I love them!
    Hugs and love to your dear mommy, and much love to you my kindred sister!

  14. Darling LINNIE! HELLO!!!!!!!!

    Are ya lovin' summer? Are ya lovin' life? Are ya lovin' JESUS? The entire experience is an experiment in faith, hope and ultimately, love. Thank you my friend, for coming to visit my post! I hope you are in the garden getting your hands dirty! Much love to you! Anita

  15. Blessed sister Linnie, HOWDY!!!!!!! How is your summer going? What a lovely surprise to see your comment today on my blog. THANK YOU for coming! Blogging has changed so much but I am grateful for the faithful friends like YOU and a few others.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer and how are the Mousekins?

  16. What a special time you had with mommy. I loved the sun bathing pictures of her :) You have a parcel on the way from me dear you sister. Blessings

  17. Thank you for all your photographs. What a lovely time you had together. I look for special occasions when I can wear my Laura Ashley, too. Your dress is so pretty. A stroll through the open air history museum is what the Man-of-the-House and I do here in Lancaster, Pa at Landis Valley when we need to relax and slow down, feel more at peace. I like seeing the 19th century woven coverlets, the clothing, the sewing accouterments, and the smile on your mother's face, happy to be with her daughter. Precious.