Stacey Jewell Stahl
Artisan Notebook Alumni
Registered: June 2007
My daughter and my great-grandmother.
JOURNALING: Alannah, this is Cookie Grandma's (Irene Buchinger's) mother, Emma, who was married to Frank John Rebeuhr. She was the youngest of four children and the only girl. Her mother died when she was seven, and she never had a good relationship with her step-mother. Emma and Frank were very poor during the Great Depression, the time they started their family. Their poverty over-shadowed her ability to have joy in her life. My mother remembers that her Grandma was sour and didn't like her grandchildren messing up her house. Cookie Grandma said that it was her mother-in-law that taught her about cooking, gardening, crocheting and much more, things that I thought her mother taught her. Lannah, from Emma you can learn that poverty of body doesn't result in poverty of the spirit. Her life was hard, yes, but her attitude made it harder. I pray that your no one or no circumstance is able to steal your joy. I love you, Mom. 10-2011
Credits: November 2011 Guild kit