Meet Gladys! The new addition to my Alphabet Hat Series! I like her little pout. She is all dressed in peachy orange colors for the Kentucky Derby today! I think she is waiting on her Mint Julep cocktail.
My Paternal GrandMa's name was Gladys. My GrandPa (Pappy) gave me her silver vanity mirror and her jewelry. She was a great country cook. And she made the best baked pies, cookies, and muffins. She cooked on a coal stove, it heated half the house, but in the summer, we would sweat while enjoying her dishes! I will tell you, that the food cooked in that oven was absolutely the best. My Pap heated the house with a coal stove that sat in a corner in their living room. They lived a peaceful and gentle life.