Monday, September 05, 2011

an honest day

I love knowing that I come from good stock.  The top image is my Grandma T.  She worked up until she was 93.  She loved work.  She raised nine children.  One of her nine, my Dad, Paul is in the 2nd photo and he also loved work.  I know he misses work but he is 84 now and we all shake our head and wonder how Grandma worked every day, standing on her feet and smiling.  She took a small break to eat a half a sandwich and a small coffee.  She would always tell me that "An honest days work never hurt anybody"
She would be proud to know that "Paul's Fruit Market" is going strong.  My Father started the business in 1945.

Today, honor this labor day and those around you who inspire you to work towards building your dream.  Sometimes the simplest message is to just be thankful for an honest day's work.

16 comments:

two hippos said...

What an amazing lady to have as a role model!

pve design said...

two hippos,
I miss my Grandma T. She made the best angel food cake and black walnut cookies.
I miss her laugh.
pve

Purple Flowers said...

Patricia - I love your photos; they speak volumes. I also like your Grandma T's face - I can tell she liked people (just like you). It's so great to be of good stock, and to show your children these photos and set examples by doing. I can tell where you learned your love of work.You are very fortunate to have this rich history.
BTW - I miss my Grandma singing "Let me call you sweetheart" so wonderfully.
Great post!!

Ann said...

Those are heartwarming photos...

Your Grandma looks like she's really enjoying and loving her work.

What a nice family you came from.

Have a lovely week ahead ♥

Formerly known as Frau said...

You come from an amazing family with great work ethic....hard to come by today. Love the pictures of your Grandma's sweet smiling face! Hope you have a great day!

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

wow your nan was an amazing women. you clearly come from a family of good honest hard workers. I love my job & i am lucky but there was times as a single mum i held down 3 jobs I didnt wholey love to pay the mortgage so it infuriates me when I see idyl people who sit at home on benefits. All power to the hard working people who have respect for themselves there isnt enough of them like the old days

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

It's so obvious from the picture of your grandmother, she loved life and she loved her work. A wonderful gift.
Best,
Susan

Aspiring Kennedy said...

how cute! what a legacy... im sure she would be proud to know it's still going strong. it reminds me of shopping the farmer's market in dallas as a little girl... i loved the smells.

The Buzz Blog said...

Love the fact that you have these pictures to remind you of family values! Spending the day getting organized for a new school year... a labor of love for my boys!
xxoo

quintessence said...

What great shots and stories!! Gotta love Grandma T! I come from good working stock as well - my father owned his own business and never missed a day!!

Divine Theatre said...

Hard work keeps us honest!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Love the post! Hope you had a great long weekend!

Claudia Lane said...

A beautiful and inspirational post Patricia, thanks for sharing these lovely images.
Claudia xo

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Your Grandma sounds like quite the lady...working until she was 93 and having 9 children! xx

24 Corners said...

I love that your Grandma is wearing her gloves...what a special time that was, and what a special lady she was to have as a role model...your father also, you have much to be proud of.
xo J~

Joyce said...

I just adore the photos. I bet she is smiling big time. xo