Things I Remember Fondly… by Aunt Sis (part 1)

Here are some memories from Aunt Sis…

Grandpa & Grandma Erhardt’s, Mother’s Day Gathering the twin snowball bushes by the garden gate always were in full bloom and Grandma would let us grandchildren have a snowball fight.  Not a bloom was left on the bush and the ground was white as snow, in May.

After dinner Grandpa Edwin and Dad (Adolph) would set out on the banister on the front porch and talk of many things, mostly in German.  One thing Grandpa Edwin said I’ll always remember (it was in English), “They say pepper helps a man on his horse, and a woman to her grave.”  I was about 7 and thought it was funny, but they didn’t laugh and I’ve wondered about the truth in that all these years!

3 thoughts on “Things I Remember Fondly… by Aunt Sis (part 1)

  1. The first kids who knew Grandmas and Grampas are so lucky. I never knew any as they had all passed before I was born or when I was very small. I never knew how to be a Grandma (having had none to pattern after), but I am learning slowly.

  2. I am very sure it was Aunt Nora’s house, Our Grandparents owned that farm(Cedar Row) until they died. Mother always talked about her dad dying on the hill side going towards Hwy. 54. Uncle Henry and Aunt Nora took it over then. I can still remember the snow ball bushes along the fence and by the house that Aunt Nora had. Aunt Nora and Uncle Henry, were the closest thing to grandparents that us last kids had. They were wonderful.

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