Friday, June 30, 2017

Freda, The Early Years, "Depression Meals"

This story is taken from my "Freda Recordings", as she told me the story of her life.  
I hope you enjoy these stories. She lived through quite a bit and, I believe, came through it a shining example of a "Proverbs 31 Woman"!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, June 23, 2017

Freda's Early memories, "Horses"

This is another chapter in Freda's life story.  She recorded these stories long before she passed away in February this year.  It is heart-wrenching for me to listen to Sister Freda's voice on these recordings.  But I feel that her story is too precious to not share!  In some ways, it is healing for me to hear her voice again, but still ...  
As her story continues, I'll be sharing more about horses in her life.  I hope you enjoy these posts and will continue to come back for more. Thanks.

The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, June 16, 2017

Freda Next Chapter, "Literaries"

In her book, "Little Town on the Prairie", Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about the "Literaries" that her family attended.  The fact that Freda was a cousin to Almanzo, may not have been a factor in this recollection of Freda; but this is another case where Freda's life was so similar to that of Laura.  It's nice to think that they had such things in common; even though they were a generation apart!
What people did for entertainment or social activities in those days is part of our rich American history.  I wonder if, after another hundred years, people will look back at the manner in which people act socially today and have a similar nostalgic feeling about texting and Facebook!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, June 9, 2017

Freda Chapter, "The Early Years"

This was taken from the recording I did of Freda, as she related the story of her life.

I hope you enjoy reading these stories from Freda.  It was a joy to have known her, and participated in the later chapters of her life. 
If you continue to follow these posts, you'll find the curious parallels that follow her story and those of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  She had no idea, most of her life, that she was actually a cousin to Laura's husband, Almanzo! 
I hope you'll be blessed, in what I share.
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, June 2, 2017

Freda, as a toddler - over 90 yrs. ago!

As I continued to listen to the precious recordings of Freda relating her life story, I'm sharing this with everyone today.

I thank the Lord for the privilege to have known Sister Freda!  I hope these stories of her life are enjoyable to you.  As time goes by, I'll be sharing more of them.  
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls