Here is my blue for the day. This is one of my dear friends standing in front of a sod house at the Dallas Arboretum. My Great Grandmother Upjohn and her family lived in a sod house in Kansas. After she was widowed, she brought her family down to Oklahoma City for better jobs for her sons and they were able to live in a much nicer home. It is hard to imagine a family living in a house of packed dirt with very little light inside. I wish I knew more stories about their life there. I admire the pioneers of yesterday so much because most of them lived with hardships we've only read about.
Dear sweet Great Grandma Upjohn, a/k/a Margaret Lillian.
She is on the left.
I only met her maybe once before she died at age 84 and I was only 5 at the time. I remember wondering to myself that "She died from a hard tack!" From all accounts I've heard about this woman, she was one of the sweetest, most gracious ladies ever! She had eight children and my Granny was one of her daughters. If Grandma Upjohn was anything like Granny, I know all those things said about her must be true.
Happy Monday. In keeping with today's theme, I will say I am feeling blue myself. It will pass. Life is hard, but God is good.
I'm linking up today with Backyard Neighbor. She has some beautiful photos over there, and you can also add your blue to Blue Monday.