Friday, July 13, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home is hosting a Show & Tell Friday. This is what she says: "Do you have a something special to share with us? Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!" If you want to join in, make your post and go to her blog and add your name to Mr. Linky.

I haven't participated before, although it's always such fun to read about the show and tell items others have...so here goes:

My grandmother, Harriett Elizabeth McBee Ficke attended the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 and purchased this ceramic shoe as a keepsake. Grandmother grew up in Bramer, Missouri, and lived her married life in Wheeler, Texas, only moving to Midland, Texas, in her later years after her husband died.

One of Harriett's daughters was Marguerite Ficke Philpott. Marguerite was a trip, to say the least. She married for money; certainly not for love. Once she called me and said, "Sue, I've been around the world 3 times, and I just don't know what to do now!" I should have told her if she ever stopped playing bridge, got off the cruise ship, and actually SAW the places the ship visited, she probably could have thought of something to do! Anyway, in 1949 she took up ceramics for a little while, and she made this little shoe. She was one of my daddy's seven sisters...he was the only boy.
Enter the My Mother's Garden Drawing.

13 comments:

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Love the shoes. I grew up in Texas and now reside in NY
I do miss my home state.
Have a Blessed weekend.

Michelle said...

what neat stories to go with each of those ceramic shoes!

Morning Glory said...

Those are really lovely. I have two porcelain ones like that which I got from my mother many years ago. I don't know anything about them, who makes them, or any history. They're pretty, though.

The Woman said...

Great shoes!

We just got back from Missouri! :o)

ellen b said...

Wow, that's some cool history. The shoe that Marguerite made is very pretty. enjoy.

AnastasiaC said...

what a delightful shoe! a beautiful keepsake and memory...

Myrna said...

What pretty shoes. I also enjoyed the stories about them.

Sharon said...

Those are so pretty!

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice story and shoe. Thanks for sharing with us.
Susan

Kelli said...

What a sweet little shoe and I enjoyed the story you shared too!

Kelli

Kai said...

i love the last shoe, it has lovely robins egg colours..it's beautiful.
PEace, Kai xx

Lallee said...

I love them both! What treasures. Margeurite sounds like someone who was fun to know. ONe boy and seven sisters--I'll stop feeling sorry for my brother having to live with just three of us ;-)

Susie said...

What cute keepsakes they both are! I loved the story that goes with both of them.
xo

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