history lesson.

 

 

Great Grandma and Grandpa Quade homesteaded in Montana where my Grandfather and then mother were both born and raised… so I guess you could say my roots are in a tiny town in Montana.  What feels like a long time ago my great Aunt Sis sent me a package that included the crochet cap and wool socks shown in the shadow boxes.  These items were hand made by my great grandmother and her mother… we aren’t a sentimental lot and have not held onto many things from past generations but this is one that has made it through the years and now hangs on the wall at my mother’s house.  It reminds me of a time when things were not disposable and when you needed a new pair of socks you made them and then fixed them when needed.   It reminds me of that tiny town in Montana and our connection to it.  I get a subscription to the town newspaper sent to my mother each year for Christmas to keep up on the comings and goings of Wibaux each week.  She remembers a lot of the families from when she was young.  I think it might be time to take a swing through the old homestead one of these days soon…

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