Great Grandpa Ed lived a long life.
I remember him.
Old and kind,
but sort of scary.
Grandpa lost an eye in his younger days.
I think that is what made him seem kind of scary.
Grandpa loved farming.
He was known to head to 'Dakota' to help with harvest.
He took a heavy old quilt to keep him warm.
That quilt saw many, many years.
Now it lives on in squares....
one with each of Grandpa Ed's Great-Grandchildren.
I filled them with crushed walnut shells.
I am using mine as a pin cushion.
Not all of Grandpa's 20 Great Grandchildren even knew him,
but I made them a square anyway.
50% of the quilt had unrepairable holes...
not bad for a 100 year old quilt!
Great Grandpa Ed looking less 'scary' with his glass eye. :)