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Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Step Back in Time

One of Marvin's cousins shared this picture of a place that is dear to all the Grimm/Hooper cousins. It is a painting of Wee Wee's house, or Carwee Morel Thompson as was her proper name. In Marvin's family the older members of the family had nicknames.  Marvin's grandmother, Pansy Morel Crane was known to her nieces and nephews as Ta Ta. Her Sister, Carwee, was Wee Wee and their baby brother, Bill Morel, was Bubba.

Wee Wee lived up in the country from Savannah in Sylvania, Georgia. Her house was the farm house Marvin always had in mind when thinking of plans for Grimmwood.  Wee Wee raised a large family in that house and lived there until she could no longer maintain it. Wee Wee lived to be 100 years old and was well cared for by her children.   A story that Marvin likes to tell about Wee Wee concerns a discussion the family was having about what kind of "doctor" Marvin was....Wee Wee informed them that he was a SCIENTIST.  

Wee Wee was a lovely lady and just seeing this painting brings back memories that are dear. Precious Memories, How they linger, how they ever flood my soul.   It seems as I get older, I am reminded of those who came before me and contributed to making my family what it is today.

10 comments:

Sandy said...

That is a beautiful painting. My sister in law had a watercolor done of my f-i-l's home in Mississippi. It was amazing to see how far he had come.
Anyway, I chuckled because the names reminded me of a Fannie Flagg book.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, thank you for sharing the painting of such a special home and the memories you have of Wee Wee. Have a wonderful day!

Rian said...

That is an adorable house. I can see why the family would love it.

Mary Hutchins said...

Precious memories are a blessing, so thankful that we have them. The story about WeeWee and her siblings was so cute, I love the nicknames. I also love that old house with the wisteria coverd porch. If only walls could talk. . .

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

What a treasure!

Terri D said...

That painting is so precious because of the memories it inspires! Beautiful.

Mari said...

I love that painting! Your memories of Weewee are so sweet!

Linda said...

Beautiful post. I am a little bit emotional tonight and this really touched me!

Frozen Moments | Aritha said...

Nice memories and painting!

Dianna said...

Thank you for sharing about Wee Wee with us, Arlene. Loved the story that Marvin likes to tell. :-)

And, yes, I think as we get older we do tend to think of those who came before us and how they influenced who we are as families today.