Monday, April 25, 2011

The Family Cradle

I'm about to take this up to the attic once again. Our newest family member didn't end up sleeping in it for as long as some of the other kids have. If this cradle looks a little old-fashioned and dinged up, well...I guess it is. My dad hand-crafted this baby bed out of his imagination back in the early 1970's. My mom says she's particularly fond of the bottom cross-piece because the shape is his design. Since my parents had 3 daughters, it was used by three girls first. When I got married and began having children, they passed it on to me. Since I have 7 children, it's been well used. :)
I think mom said that my aunt did this toll (sp?) painting on it. Certainly takes me back to styles from my childhood. Thanks, Dad, for crafting this for your children and grandchildren. I love being able to use it and feel connected with my family even from this distance.

1 comment:

Jennie and Julie said...

What a nice surprise post! Grandma just told me how much she loved it too. Aunt Peg did the 'tole' painting on it. I know Dad will enjoy it when he gets a chance to see it. Love, Mom