"Mom, remember that business card that used to be Gramie's? The Porch: Arts and Crafts? What was that all about?"
I was talking about this one.
She and my grandfather, who were married nearly 70 years, lived in Camanche, Iowa for most of their life. They built their dream home there that overlooked the Mississippi River and in that big, beautiful house, she had a porch that she called "The Porch." It had huge windows to see out and it's own entrance. I'm sure she used that porch for many things, but one use was for Arts & Crafts!
Can you believe it!?
My mom was telling me on the phone that people would come up to her porch and buy things from her. She and my mom made driftwood arrangements and other people in the community would consign their arts and crafts to her and she would sell them on her porch, keeping 60% of the profit!
Talk about a crafty lady!
In my veins!
Before I even realized all the details about my grandmother, I knew that she used to work in a dress making factory around the time she met my grandfather. I love to know that she sewed, too. It really inspires me.