Today Stuck?! Sketches launches our second challenge of our anniversary month! Grab the sketch and play along for lots of prize opportunities.
My husband’s mom was raising her family of five (aged 3-14) in Detroit in the 1970s. Sick of the poverty and danger surrounding them, she decided that she wanted to give them a better life. So she packed up their belongings and started driving toward Atlanta.
While traveling through the mountains of North Carolina, they stopped at a campground to stay the night. But when they arose the next morning, their car wouldn’t start. Matt clearly remembers living out of their car for a couple of weeks while their mom found a waitressing job so she could make the money to have the car fixed.
While all this was happening, she fell in love with the area and decided not to move on to Georgia after all! Instead, she bought a house in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and stayed there quite happily for the rest of her life.
In these circa 1979 photos, she and the kids were planting their first round of tomatoes in their new yard.
The patterned papers are from the Simple Stories Bloom and Grow collection. I designed and cut the title on my Silhouette.