She's been living in her little cottage since 1941. She raised 6 kids in this house with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It looks like it might have 1200 square feet. Maybe. Every Monday she does her laundry and hangs it all out on the line to dry. Every Thursday she and her 60 something year old son and daughter in law mow her almost acre lot. They each push a gas powered mower. Every day she waters that almost acre by hand since she doesn't have a sprinkler system. Drags around the hoses and sprinklers. She doesn't need glasses. She can hear me talking to her from across the street. She never complains and is always cheerful and friendly. A wonderful example. She is truly an elect lady. It is such a privilege to know her. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
Mimi Sue's Cottage
A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson
Friday, July 30, 2010
When I Grow Up
I'd like you to meet my cute neighbor. Her name is Hazel and she lives just across the street and east of Mimi's Cottage. She turned 90 this year. Every morning she raises the American flag on her flagpole. Her husband was a veteran of WWII and she sat home with a baby and a baby on the way and waited for him to come home. Which he did. She is now a widow and says she misses her husband every single day.