Antique wood wardrobe
Annie's Micro-Museum, Nostalgic Stories

The year I slept in our dinning room and used an old wardrobe for a closet

I shared a room with my older sister Sarah for most of my childhood. I'm the youngest of three girls, two years younger than her and five years younger than my oldest sister Jenny. Both houses I grew up in only had three rooms so somebody had to share, and it was us! Jenny had her… Continue reading The year I slept in our dinning room and used an old wardrobe for a closet

Grandma's Stitchery Picture
Annie's Micro-Museum, Nostalgic Stories

How a stitchery picture inspired my bedtime stories

It hung on the wall next to my bed when I was a little girl. It was right at my eye level even if I was laying down with my head on my pillow. This way I could see everything right up close. I loved to run my fingers over all the raised areas my… Continue reading How a stitchery picture inspired my bedtime stories

Annie's Micro-Museum, Nostalgic Stories

Two Hair Stories: my grandma the beautician and lice in the school library (Part 1)

I remember my grandma Mary Jean floating in her neighbors' pool, stretching her legs out, and saying, "Don't I have pretty feet? I think I have pretty feet. Aren't they pretty?" She was always so proud of her feet and it was a feature she took care of and felt good about on her body.… Continue reading Two Hair Stories: my grandma the beautician and lice in the school library (Part 1)