I do believe that some of my favorite times growing up were the times spent at either my Nanny's house or my Grandma Katy and Grandpa George's house. Nothing like a little break away from the parents..and vice versa!
G'ma Katy and G'pa George lived in a modest little white house that was at the end of a long slopping driveway. A few yards away was a creek - of course we were never allowed to go down to the creek either because we might "fall in" or be inundated by the "hippies" that hung out there (though I never saw any whilst sneaking down there. wink.)
G'ma did not have a lot of stuff around her house, but the things she did have are etched in my mind. I still remember most everything. There was a cool upright piano with a honky tonk peddle, a gray swirled top and chrome table and chairs (a retro collectible now), a green tint photo from the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair that hung over her couch (I use to stare at it and wonder what it was), a wonderful vanity table with a large circle mirror, her parakeet that we would talk and whistle to for hours on end, a huge oak tree that stood on the east side of the property that the sun would come up over in the morning, our family garden that we grew for several years, Grandpa's reinvented school bus turned into an RV (without the Partridge Family colors) and a little Humpty Dumpty salt and pepper shaker that sat on her kitchen window sill.
After my G'ma and G'pa passed on, I did get some things that she had. My mom has the World's Fair picture, which she said I get to take home on the next trip to her home. (smiles!!)
What happened to the Humpty Dumpty? Nobody knew.
About four years ago I was at Marsha's shop (Laura Bells) and there was this little Humpty Dumpty salt and pepper shaker!!!!!! She had just brought it in that day. I asked her where she had found it and she said at one of the local flea markets. Could it have been Grandma Katy's? Who knows..it looked just like the one she had!! What I do know is that I had to buy it and take it home with me. Such sweet serendipity!
PS: The music seems to be a hit so I uploaded a few more of some of my favorite "booty shakin'" music. Get your groove on!!!