S: Rasberries Strawberries
FC: Raspberries | Strawberries | Shirley and Deanne | By
2: Grandma Mullins lived in a cozy little house in Tridell. Our whole family liked to drive there in our truck on Sunday afternoon.
3: Grandma Allred lived in a snug little house in Roosevelt, just a hop, skip, jump, and run from our house. We could be there in a few minutes.
5: Grandma Allred had Grandpa and Grandma Mullins had Aunt Grace. | Grandma Mullins' yard had a beautiful, tall, perfectly shaped pine tree. Aunt Grace brought it from the mountains as a small seedling and planted it there. | Grandma Allred's yard had a weeping willow tree that looked like a big umbrella. Grandpa planted it there when it was just a stick and then stuck a tail of horsehair in the bark.
6: Grandma Allred's garden had lilies of the valley, snap dragons, purple pansies that looked like little monkey faces, and roses that she carefully started under a bottle.
7: Grandma Mullins' garden was full of iris and lilacs; there were hollyhocks by the back garden gate and wild yellow roses that grew everywhere.
8: Both of our Grandmas were wonderful cooks.
9: Grandma Allred made chicken soup with dumplings, chocolate chip cookies and lattice-top cherry pie. | Grandma Mullins made chicken soup with noodles, roast beef with brown gravy, fudge and popcorn.
10: Grandma Mullins sewed aprons, rag dolls, and sock monkeys. She knit slippers for us and made quilts. | Grandma Allred tatted lace, crocheted bedspreads and tablecloths, braided wool rag rugs, patched our overalls and made quilts.
13: When we visited Grandma Mullins' house, we built tree houses in the old apple orchard, played hide and seek in the cornfield, made hollyhock dolls, and dug clay from the hills to make pots. We thought it was great fun to gather the eggs.
14: When we were at Grandma Allred's home, we played "Lewis and Clark" and mined sandstone gold at the gulch with our cousins. Grandpa cut juicy, cold slices of watermelon for us and watched us squaw wrestle on the lawn. We liked gathering eggs from the chicken coop!
17: In Grandma Mullins' strawberry patch we crawled down the rows looking for juicy, sweet little strawberries hidden under the leaves. It was easier to find big green melons in the vegetable garden! Grandma taught us to thump them to see if they were ripe and delicious. We always snitched peas from the patch.
19: Grandma and Grandpa Allred had rows and rows of stickery raspberry bushes. When Grandma picked them, she wore Grandpa's long sleeved shirt and a big straw garden hat. She put them in an old tin bowl. When we picked them, we put them in our mouths! We liked stepping across the wooden sidewalk to eat fresh green peas out of the pea patch.
21: Grandma Allred had a little Christmas tree made out of silver and blue glass Christmas ornaments. Her beautiful Christmas cactus bloomed each year in time for the holidays on a little table in front of the window. | Grandma Mullins always had a Christmas tree fresh from the forest. She put it in front of the window in a bucket. Her tree had strands of popcorn, old-fashioned tin light reflectors around each big, colored light bulb and a nativity scene underneath.
22: Grandma Mullins made our trips to Vernal a special occasion by treating us to the delicious new experience of a hot fudge sundae. | Ice Cream Cones | 10 cents
23: Grandma Allred gathered us to go to the movies with her and laugh at the antics of Ma and Pa Kettle.
24: Our grandmas were very different but both were wonderful, special, and sweet; just like raspberries and strawberries!
25: This little book is dedicated to our grandmothers, | They lived their lives with faith, determination, courage, and love. We admire them, love them, and thank them for our wonderful memories. | Mabel Irene Cloward Allred and Lula Isola Morrill Mullins.