SepiaSaturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
Alan threw me a curve ball. I was working away on the Sepia Saturday theme of “Sleep” when I saw the newly revised theme “Library.” Although I COULD go with the new one as I do have a little sum’in sum’in, my Sleep pictures are more in keeping with my overall emphasis of family history. Not more interesting, but certainly more true to my mission. So YAWWWWWWWWN , here we go.
THE CRIB: Do you think our daughter was ready for a big girl bed?
|Anyone who can sleep like this can sleep anywhere!|
Her big girl bed was a ¾ antique cannonball rope bed. The bed frame has knobs around which ropes historically were tied to support a mattress. People had to routinely tighten the ropes for better support. The expression “Sleep tight” comes from these beds. Of course, we didn’t use ropes – we attached metal braces to hold the mattress which we had to have cut down from a full mattress to ¾. You might consider it “custom,” but it wasn’t expensive to do. The bar at the foot end rolled so that people could roll their blankets and quilts onto it. When she was little, we used a safety rail since that mattress was pretty high off the floor.
|Whew what a mess -- must've been the day the maid |
didn't show up. Snicker Snort
I wonder what moment I was capturing with this shot?
I have inherited two high-back oak beds. My mother used them after inheriting them from her Aunt Violetta. After my girls moved out, the beds moved in to make pretty little guest rooms, perfect for sleeping.
|The purple and yellow quilt was made by my grand aunt Velma.|
And speaking of SLEEP, here are the best:
Daddy loves his girls. My arms would have been broken.
Nothing better than a car ride to induce sleep.
If you’re still awake, slip on over to to Sepia Saturday. Shhh! People are sleeping or they’re in the library.