Treadle. Mamaw created patterns from pictures of dresses I wanted and sewed them. She was very talented. She'd had 10 children. She had to be.

Treadle. Mamaw created patterns from pictures of dresses I wanted and sewed them. She was very talented. She'd had 10 children. She had to be.

Grandmothers - the one in the middle is wearing her housedress, I think. The others seem to be day dresses.

Grandmothers - the one in the middle is wearing her housedress, I think. The others seem to be day dresses.

Everyone had one... it had a color wheel light because you couldn't put string lights on the metal branches.

Everyone had one... it had a color wheel light because you couldn't put string lights on the metal branches.

My mother lived up to her namesake and began modeling as a baby.   She was the runner up for a 1952 Gerber baby contest.

My mother lived up to her namesake and began modeling as a baby. She was the runner up for a 1952 Gerber baby contest.

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