This is Miss Elsie Fallulah Graves speakin'. I am very real disgusterated. Yesterday was Top Cat Tuesday and mommy said she was "too busy" to help me post to the bloggy. I'm tellink you, you just cannot find good help these days...Anyways, we is gonna post today because I gots some big ass excitin' stuff to share with all my friends on the innernets.
Mommy has been helpin' her aunt that lives in West Virginia 'cause she has somethink called "Alzheimer's Disease". Mommy helped to git her into assisted living and now is workin' to start sellin' her house. She has been tryin' to sort through her things in order to figger out what to sell, what to keep, what to trash...and she founded a big box with old old old old OLD pictures.
One picture in particular reminded her of someone real specials in her family. See mommy was real close with her grandmother on the her dad's side. She teached mommy how to do fun things like nittin' and croshays and stuff...you know...playin' with strings. When mommy was borned, her grandmother was already pretty olds...all of her family had already gone to heavens. But mommy heard all 'bout 'em...she had forgotted 'bout the beautiful little girl in this here cool picture...
Carl Fleshman, Elsie Fleshman and Lyle Fleshman circa 1891
The little girl in this picture is Miss Elsie Lillian Fleshman. She is mommy's grandmother's older sister. Elsie was born in 1891...uhm...that was 120 years ago! This picture is old old old...you know...like my mommy! The two little boys are Great Uncle Carl (left) and Great Uncle Lyle (Right). Mommy's grandmother had not yet been borneded when this picture was taken...she was borned in 1893.
Now personally, I am very extra prouds of Great Aunt Elsie...I think she is representin' all Elsie's in the whole world quite wells. First of all...she is ROCKIN' one fine hair-do with that big curly-que thing on the top of her head. And, you can tell she obviously knows how to travel first class, all decked out on that fuzzy blankits...(mommy says that blankit upsets her 'cause it is probably furs...but they probably didn't have faux furs back then...)...Also Great Aunt Elsie is the center of attention in this picture...she is surrounded by mens who obviously adores her...
Unfortunately, Great Aunt Elsie kinda had a sad life...she died in 1953...she had Parkinson's Disease. I am proud to say I am part of a family with a such strong role model for Elsie's all around the worlds. Today I am goin' to ask all of my friends to have a moment of silence in honor of Great Aunt Elsie.
Very truly yours,
Miss Elsie Fallulah Graves