Wednesday, 15 March 2017

What Kate Did - Do You Want To Know?




Pulled succulent corned meat


 Hi folks

I am seriously thinking of writing up my grandmother’s life story in a dramatized (yet fact-based) story series here on Mr Home Maker for everyone’s enjoyment and encouragement.


Dressing in the style of my grandparents era gives me
a psychological connection to these resourceful people


My grandmother (Kate) was born in 1889 and her life story is so fascinating particularly from the point of view of living simply, frugally and with true pioneer bravery. She was plunged into womanhood at 16 and lived a long challenge-filled life bringing up nine surviving children during the depression era passing away in 1979 just shy of her 90th birthday.  She was married to a wild penniless Irish boxing champion, a splendid cook, master seamstress, village icon and deeply resourceful.


All ready for our Friday night
nosh-up.


If I can get 25 comments of “Yes please”…..then I will post a chapter each week here.  If not, then I have plenty more to chat to you all about. Ha ha!


Let me know in the comments



Tomorrow's outfit waiting to be
ironed and starched.




Take care folks and stay nice.

Mr HM


98 comments:

  1. Yes and pretty please. Thank you!

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  2. Oh yes please Mr HM:) Sounds like a fascinating story. Tomorrow's outfit looks very dapper indeed. Have a lovely evening. Linda

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  3. PLease do - would love to hear about you Grandmother. Have a good day - Mary Ellen

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  4. Yes please .... definately !!!!!

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  5. Well of course yes please.

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  6. Yes please. That would be great. I look forward to reading your posts.

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  7. Yes please!
    It will bring back many memories for me and be fascinatingly interesting.

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  8. I love to read stories from the past, particularly about the lives of real people. Looking forward to the first chapter! Meg:)

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  9. I love stories of survival, making do and how our grandparents and ancestors lived. So Mr HM Yes, Yes Yes (please)

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  10. I've enjoyed the stories you've shared previously (were they letters from your mother?). I'd love to hear some of your grandmother's story. Melissa

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  11. Yes please we can learn so much from these amazing women and it needs to be recorded so these lessons will never be lost Thank you

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  12. Yes please would love to read about your amazing grandmother.
    Sue

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  13. Yes please, I love reading about the women in those times and this kind of history must be passed on.

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  14. OMG you tease! of cause we would love to hear about your grandmothers life, your mothers was totally fascinating & presume it will be no less for your grandmother!
    YES PLEASE Mr Homemaker!
    thanx for sharing

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  15. yes please this is my first post.

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  16. I would love to hear the story of your Granny please. My Ouma too was a superb cook, very resourceful and even had her own shop in Bulawayo, making clothes. Same generation. Gee I hope you get 25 responses. Suzie.

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  17. I'd love to read about her!

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  18. Looks like you have the required number of comments!

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  19. Yes Please and Soon Please.
    Ginger

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    1. 25.....YES! We made it. I had better get writing now.

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  20. You have your 25, but it's a yes please from me.

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  21. I love the idea...yes please ��
    Cassandra

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  22. Oh yes Phil, you really must do this. The folk that visit your blog are so eager to hear and learn. My grandmother was born in 1901 and I realise now how many of the sacrifices she had to endure throughout her life. When I was younger I had no understanding of this. She made do with what she had and I wish she was still here so I could tell her the influence she is still having on my life and the way I am trying to live. Blessings Gail.

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  23. Can I add another yes please

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  24. Yes please- love real-life inspirational stories!

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  25. Oh yes please. Looking forward to getting to "know" Kate and learn from her life. Thank you so much

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  26. Yes, please! I look forward to your story!

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  27. Yes please. Your writing is always entertaining. Looking forward to the story.

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  28. Yes Please! I'd love to hear more!
    Tricia

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  29. I was wondering if you were going to make 25, out of the 60+ comments I saw, beneath this post. Count me in. :)

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  30. I know you have enough already, but yes please to Kate's story.

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  31. One more reply for luck! Looking forward to reading all about her. She sounds fascinating.

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  32. Yes. yes, yes, and Yes again --- please. :)
    ~Sue

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  33. Yes please! Jade

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  34. Well you don't need any more Yes's, but YES PLEEEEASE!
    What a fascinating tale that would be, I love love love reading about women from olden days!

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  35. Yes please :) Erika

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  36. Gosh folks - I actually thought we would struggle to get 25 genuine yes's. I wildly underestimated the interest. I'd better run off and dust off the typewriter! We'll have our first post within a week and every week there after.

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  37. I've never commented here before.... but YES PLEASE!
    Anneke

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  38. I'd love to know what Kate did. :-)

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  39. There's nothing better than learning how to go back to being frugal so that's a big fat YES from me!

    Alice

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  40. Although you have enough Yes's I'll add mine. I love stories from the days gone by. Especially if they involve thrift :) Nannie

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  41. I am a little late, but yes please Phil, I would love to read your grandmothers memoirs :)

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  42. Yes please, enjoying all your posts.
    Sandra

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  43. Yes please, I enjoy all your posts.
    Sandra

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  44. Yes please��

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  45. Already way more than 25 yes please but I would like to add my yes please :)

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