From The Archives - December 2006
Mema Simpson...she died when I was 10-years-old. I remember so many times with her however. She used to sit in a funny little chair at the end of the bar in her kitchen and drink coffee. Mema had several sisters, Neva lived there in town with her. We used to go and visit Neva all the time. Mema had a dishwasher in her kitchen that sat against the wall. When she wanted to use it, she had to push it over to the sink and attach a hose to the kitchen faucet. She had a small shelf in her dining room that would hold six teacups and their saucers. I can only recall there being two cups & saucers that hung there but my memory might not be serving me well. This is one set:
It is blue and white with gold rims and designs. It is a rather sleek and fancy looking teacup. I do not know where it came from or why she only had one nor do I ever recall seeing her use the cup and saucer.
Whatever the history, she is seeing her share of tea and coffee in our home. More importantly...my daughters and I are filling her full of memories...
** The music that you hear is from a movie. I have never seen the movie and have absolutely no intent in watching it. It would ruin the beauty of the song for me. Mema had a little music box on her coffee table and this was the song that it played. The music box was actually a type of picture frame that held six family photos in a hexagon shape and as the music played, the photos turned in a circle. I can remember sitting on her floor and listening to the music and watching the pictures go around. For years I didn't know what the song was and had no way of describing it to anyone as it was just a distant memory in my mind. One day I heard the music and tracked down the title. I don't call the song by it's name. Instead, it is Mema's Musicbox Song. :)
posted by Mrs. Klause
Music: Theme from 'Love Story'