We stopped in today to do a bit of laundry and Tommy wanted to steam clean her basement carpet. I went out and went to Walmart for school supplies. We got back and Tommy’s mom came home soon after so we had a chance to visit. She told me a couple of things that I want to remember. Her mother came from Czechoslovakia when she was 12 yrs. old. Of course she did everything the old fashioned way. She used to can most of her food every fall. She used to grow things in a wheelbarrow and then pull it into the sun. She used to plant the pit from her peaches. One of them actually grew into a tree but my MIL’s neighbor got mad at the kids making noise and cut it down out of spite, on my MIL’s property yet. I asked MIL, how she met Tommy’s dad as I have never heard that story, she was beaming about that one and promised to write it down for me. She said that she is working on writing down some of her memories from her side and Tommy’s dad’s family’s. So we will have some of them. I plan to write down whatever she tells me about her family as I hear them. I will have to write down things about my gram that I remember.