Our Favorite Things #11 – Sweets

You can read other favorites in Andi’s Attic >> February 15, 1881 So, that “rat,” Jeffrey Sullivan, is still trying to worm his way into my sister Melinda’s affections. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and that ol’ Jeffrey thought he’d impress her by bringing her a box of fancy chocolates with the soft centers. Little doesContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #11 – Sweets”

Our Favorite Things #10 – Dances

January 1890 You can read other favorites in Andi’s Attic >> Sunday dinners are becoming a whirlwind of memories. While I’m sweeping the floor or valiantly trying not to lose my breakfast (being in the family way this time is no picnic. If it gets worse every time, I’ll be hopelessly sick after just aContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #10 – Dances”

Our Favorite Things #9 – School Subjects

December 1889 You can read other favorites in Andi’s Attic >> It’s December, I know, but our Thanksgiving Day explorations are not over. A month later I still have tales to tell. The day was not finished, not by a longshot. After the attic explorations, we retired to the parlor to relive other favorite memories.Continue reading “Our Favorite Things #9 – School Subjects”

Our Favorite Things #8 – Playthings

Read more of our favorite things in Andi’s Attic >> November 1889 Kate had to go back to San Francisco, but we met again over the Thanksgiving holidays. It wasn’t much of a holiday for me. Not only did I feel so sick with baby number 2 that I wanted to curl up in aContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #8 – Playthings”

Our Favorite Things #7 – Birthday Gift

Read past favorite things in Andi’s Attic >> November 1889 Well, when Kate got wind of the fact that her two little sisters were getting together to talk about their favorite things, she wanted a piece of it. She’d come to Fresno to see Baby William, and luckily it was on a Saturday morning whenContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #7 – Birthday Gift”

Our Favorite Things #6 – Horseback Destinations

November 1889 Give me a horse and a free day and you can probably guess where I will be. Give Melinda a horse and a free day and . . . well, read on and discover our favorite destinations. You can read other favorites in Andi’s Attic >> 4. Our Favorite Horseback Destinations Mother neverContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #6 – Horseback Destinations”

Our Favorite Things #5 – Clothes

Find past “favorite things” in Andi’s Attic >> When Melinda and I talked about our favorite clothes, she made me promise that I wouldn’t mention overalls. “Everybody in three counties knows you like overalls best, and now that you’re grown up, married, and have a baby, choosing overalls as your favorite clothes doesn’t count.” SinceContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #5 – Clothes”

Our Favorite Things #4 – Hats

Find past “favorite things” in Andi’s Attic >> November 1889 This is the last week of October and another Saturday riding into town (by myself) to visit with Melinda. Baby William is growing like a weed, and I’ve never seen Melinda glowing as much as I have now. She just seems so grateful to GodContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #4 – Hats”

Our Favorite Things #3 – Winter Activities

Find past “favorite things” in Andi’s Attic >> October 1889 In favorite things #1, Melinda and I reminisced about our favorite books and our favorite activities. Melinda’s favorite activity, dancing, can be enjoyed year round, but riding, roping, and racing Shasta (or Taffy back in the day) is best enjoyed during the spring, summer, andContinue reading “Our Favorite Things #3 – Winter Activities”