Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.
Grandma Emmy had a fun house! A great big backyard where we had fun family picnics on the 24th of July. The inside wasn’t very big but we somehow managed to fit the entire family into her basement for Christmas parties and Thanksgiving. She had stairs leading to the basement that made a couple of turns, making them very fun to play on. There was a huge chalkboard on one of the basement walls where we played school for hours. Grandma had a laundry shoot, perfect size for a child to fit through…a great game, down the shoot, up the stairs and then back down the shoot again. Grandma had a pool table that took up a big portion of the main room in the basement, although I never remember anyone playing pool. It was usually covered with a tablecloth and covered with tons of good food. The best part of her entire house was the Christmas tree in the basement. She kept it up all year round as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and to be kind and Christ like all the year through.