Grandma had grit . . .
Yes, my Grandma Ruby had grit.
By that, I mean she had spunk.
Adventurous, creative, and hard working.
She also like reading the Grit Newspaper.
Before computers, Google, blogging, and Pinterest
she got national news stories, recipes, and DIY ideas from Grit.
You can read about the history of Grit here
Every Saturday evening a neighborhood boy would knock on her door and she would buy the weekly Grit.
This ad was always in the paper.
I always wondered why it didn't say "Boys & Girls".
When my Great Grandma passed away her children cleaned out
her house and many furniture pieces were just thrown
in a creek bed. I guess that was a common practice back then.
Grandma saved a washstand that was being tossed.
She found a recipe in Grit for refinishing furniture.
When the family members saw the transformation they were
amazed. I remember Grandma telling us that some of them said
they wished they had kept the washstand.
She promptly told them,
"You didn't want it, now it's mine."
I told you she had spunk!
I am lucky to now own the washstand.
What a treasure!
Here it is in my guestroom.
By the way, Grit is now a magazine.
I think I'll subscribe.
Here's the link
if you're interested.