She found old phone books and catalogue's. They were securely enclosed, each book in
plastic bags. Our dad has a wood stove in his garage and he burns 'trash'. Annette said,
here, you can burn these books. She went to bed that night and kept thinking about what may
have been in those bags of catalogues, that were so important to 'bag'. There were 'lots' of
phone books and catalogues. She was hoping that dad wouldn't burn those right away.
She jumped up the next morning and went over to mom and dad's house and he hadn't
burned them! Thank goodness! The photos below are what was in those catalogues.
It melted my heart. Annette spent the last couple of days gently lifting these flowers from
the pages and organizing all of what you see here, but wait there are more. Probably hundreds of pressed flowers. Annette figures she had pressed these about 10 years ago. The phone books say the year 2000.
Mom and dad are 80ish.
All of these flowers are from their gardens and yard from past years. In the second photo are two small clear plastic boxes (top row second item from left) that are full of lilac petals! Oh my!
Our mom always did things on a grand scale.
When she cooked it was always for a large crowd.
There were 3 of us kids and mom and dad.
I'm smiling because that's always the way she did things.
She has more books to go through and more organizing to do.
Annette, thank you so much for sharing and doing all you did here.
There are so many things you can do with these pressed flowers.
The ivory flowers are like butterfly wings, they are so delicate and transparent.
I am still in awe of these flowers. Annette will finish organizing and place everything in one or two
large plastic bins and give them to her for Mother's Day. She's forgotten about them. Mom use to make arrangements behind glass and frame. Mom's are pretty special huh... ? So are
dad's and sisters. Thank you, mom, dad, and Annette. Sniff sniff....I need a tissue..