Monday, November 17, 2008

Beautiful Gram - A true Diva indeed!

This, my friends, is my most beautiful Gram, Hazel Farell Shockley. She was the grandmother that told me the stories of her father and so many more... One including a family bible which told a story of a cousin (my mother's 64th cousin to be exact) who's name was Margaret Scott. Scott was my Great Grandfathers name before he was adopted by the Farrell family. My Great Grandfather sold this family bible for some extra cash...so I actually have no real proof - so I will never really know... But Gram had never been to Salem before she passed - so where did she get this fantastic story? Those of you who visit Salem, MA may recall this name....

To be honest...growing up Catholic it was a fun story to tell around Halloween (mom loved Halloween - I always had the most awesome costumes!) and it was even more fun since people said I had "evil looking eyes" and looked "witchy" - ok we were usually seriously stoned/trashed beyond recognition (excuse #632: it's what we did in the 80's!).... - and then I met my best friend - he truely saved my life in so very many ways (I know you will never admit it Ry!) and then I found a new path... which seriously made it even weirder of a story to tell to those old friends - even if I know the true story behind the Salem Witch Trials. This picture is of my mom ( I mean my Mom's hands) in Salem - we always leave a little something...
...and this picture is of Gram's baby shoes. How cool are they?! Being one who loves "other peoples children" (if you know what I mean...) I can't imagine putting a child's shoes and having to use a hook to button them! Where did folks find the patience back then? *laughs*
Anyways...just some thoughts I thought I would share....had a seriously crappy day - found out I have to be on tv on Friday and I am sooo uncomfortable with my appearance it just stresses me out - *shakes yet another dirty martini* hmmm - maybe I got that from Great Grandpa! :p (Gram's stories tell of him being a drinker)
Have a good night folks...


3 comments:

Walk in the Woods said...

A beautiful post from a beautiful Eva!

i am very mary said...

Very inspirational! I'm loving those shoes and feel a shoe collage coming on!

Darte said...

how wonderful!