Franny is my younger
children, we were arch rivals, but grew to be true friends as young
women. Fran and I have always had
the good fortune to live within a few miles of one another, and they
children the same ages as well. Fran
a whiz at finding strategies to save money.
Look for Frugal Fran’s piggy bank
icon for tips and strategies to save money!
Fran is also our field correspondent, and will
articles full of practical
ways to save money,
especially ways you can
save money on baby! She
is especially thrilled with the notion of writing some articles on our
adventures in cloth
Great Aunt Hattie
Our etiquette expert and my
Aunt Hattie is my favorite aunt.
As a child, I
loved to ramble through
Aunt Hattie’s grand old Victorian home, and spent many hours
the treasure chests of old clothing in her attic.
Hattie is as
gentle as a feather bed, and as
polished as her antique silver tea set.
She is a true
Southern Belle, with an innate
of decorum and
The doting grandmother, Mippi was named by
her first grandson. Since
then, herfirst name has been quite forgotten.
As a young woman, Mippi was trained as a florist, and also taught kindergarten and art. She is full of loving instruction and wisdom for her daughters and grandchildren, and is one of my dearest friends.
William Nester Howe III
is my very fiesty great
Nester is a mean and nasty copyright lawyer
who takes great
persecuting prosecuting copyright violators. He helped Adelaide with
statement, which can be read
here, and keeps Addie on the
to abide by copyright regulations.
you see anything on this site which you believe violates your
please contact Adelaide at once. And
please don’t incite Uncle Nester by copying and using content
from this site
for your commercial or personal website. |
Grandpa John &
Great Grandma Ellen
John was a feisty young Scotsman who immigrated to the United States
around the turn of the century. Here, he met his lovely Swedish
bride, Ellen. Together, they built a life from scratch, first
working as tenant farmers, and eventually acquired their own farm.
Great Grandma and Grandpa raised cows for milk, and chickens for eggs, and every fruit
and vegetable that went on their table.
They thrived during the great depression,
and their table and home were always warm with hospitality to anyone in need.
My Great Grandparents made a lasting impression on me. I learned to revere
and admire the joy that they found in hard work and simple living.