My mother owned a fabric shop here in Des Moines, Iowa for 25 years. I worked by her side starting at the age of 14. I studied at Drake University.I am married to my highschool sweetheart. We have two wonderful grown sons, married to lovely women and 6 grandchildren. We love antiques, gardening and taking road trips to historical towns thoughout Iowa and surrounding states.
Every year when I was in grade and high school we had a "May Day" event. We dressed in lovely pastel lavender, yellow, pink and blue dresses---with a sprig of flowers tucked in our hair and danced around the decorated may pole.
Before or after school we would go around our neighborhood with our colorful "May Baskets" we had made filled with popcorn, candy and a few flowers. We delivered them to our friends doorstep, rang the door bell and quickly hide behind a bush till they went inside...what a fun and wonderful memory!
I finished a quilt for our bed and a friend quilted it with her long arm machine....