I know these things don’t quite go together but it was the age I was trying to show you here. The post card on the left was from Momma’s Sunday School wondering where she was, and why she was missing, it’s dated 1919. Momma would have been 8. The photo above of Momma and Uncle Kiehl has a hand written scribble on the side saying about 1919. So this is Momma in that same year. Such a cute little girl, and Uncle Kiehl, my goodness he was adorable even then. Of course I always had such a soft spot for him. What I see today in 2008 is how much Zoie looks like her Grandma, I don't’ think I’d seen this before. I see the features passed from generation to generation, I’ve written about that before but I’d never seen Momma in Zoie.
Oh my goodness this is the same age Mom talks about Grandma Moran putting these two on a train from Yakima to Walla Walla to visit Auntie. Mom says she was probably 7 or 8 and Uncle Kiehl was 3 years younger. Uncle Kiehl threw his hat out the window when they were stopped and Mom being the big sister ran out the train car around the train and grabbed the hat. She said the conductor helped her back on but the train was ready to go when she got on. We figured it must have been a full days ride back then considering it takes 2 1/2 hours by car now. This would have been 1918 or 1919. She said part of the ticket included a box lunch.
This was just a story when Mom was telling me but thinking about these two little tykes on a train alone, oh my goodness, it scares me to death. Things were so different back then, Everyone watched out for everyone else. They must have made it just fine, no damage done, but Zoie is 9 this year and to send her and Pyper, just about the same ages as here, alone on a whole day’s train trip just is beyond my comprehension. Times have really changed and the world is most certainly not the same as it was here!
I used papers and elements from Silvia Romeo's Tea and Sympathy kit (the mat for the journaling was made with one of Silvia's papers and altered with an action from Atomic Cupcake).