Grandma, Tell me a Story!

Whenever my family would spend time with my grandparents, the gatherings always ended with someone asking, “Grandma, tell me a story.”

These enchanting tales included accounts of covered wagons heading west and real cowboys and cowgirls living on ranches on the western slope of Colorado. We heard stories about ranch life, sheep camps, and families helping families. Although the family no longer lived in that beautiful state, as children, we believed it had to be the most magical place in the world to live!

The adults, grandparents, aunts, uncles, mom, and dad would sit on the couch or remaining chairs while the grandchildren would sit on the floor, as close as they could to the woman they adored. No one wanted to miss a single word. Although we often heard the same tales repeatedly, we would still sit quietly and listen; we loved hearing about these adventures.

Sometimes, little ones would speak up and ask questions, or the other adults would chime in while giving their side of the story. Those days gave us a sense of pride and direction as we listened to the stories about how it all started.

Those precious days connected us to an extended family line we never even knew! Still, we loved our heritage and our stories. In my life, I have been blessed with little ones, grandchildren who call me Honey, and I wanted to preserve the old stories for all to enjoy.

I have dedicated this sweet journey to my precious little ones: my daughter Leslie and her husband, Aaron, and all my glorious grandbabies: Mathew, Cameron, Sierra, Jessica, Kylie, Connor, and Jaxon. I have always hoped you will enjoy these tales and the history of how it all began.

6 thoughts on “Grandma, Tell me a Story!

  1. I enjoyed your blog. I am descended from Lucinda Starkweather Andrew’s brother, Christopher Columbus Starkweather through his son Elmore Albert Starkweather. My mom, Frances Margaret Starkweather died last month at 99. She remembered going to Starkweather Andrews reunions as a young person. She also remembered going out for drives with her dad and stopping in to see “old Charlie Andrews”. I see that Columbus Starkweather is living as a 16 year old with the Andrews. Then his two sons (from his first marriage), Clifton and Elmore are living with them in 1880, after their mother died.

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    1. Thank you Cuz for stopping by! I enjoyed your stories about the Starkweather Family; it made my day! And sorry to hear about your mom, but what an amazing 99 years she must have lived…I would love to hear more about her and your family.


  2. Hello,

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m not sure if you choose to participate in the awards part of blogger life, but you do make me smile and definitely spread sunshine with your posts.
    Thanks for welcoming me to the world of blogging,

    Have a great day.

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