August 14, 2007

Baby Cheryl

Hi there...
My name is Cheryl and I'm excited that I get to talk about this week's Inspire Me Thursday topic, DNA. Thanks to the Creator, and my parents...Edith & Bill...this is how my Baby Cheryl DNA showed up about 50 years ago!* Happy, healthy & already creating!
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As I sit in this comfy chair...(which my mom made the slipcovers for...'Go mom!')...I am thankful and happy that I had the parents I did! Mom and dad were always doing something creative, something to make our life and surroundings more colorful, unique, pretty and comfy...like a garden with lots and lots of different kinds of flowers. Yep something creative was always in the works...and some of it you even could eat!...like my mom's oh-so-good homemade rolls, and her chicken & dumplings...or my dad's barbque...and his tasty chili (he liked chili-mac). I wrote a story about my memories of their creative pursuits...and how their loving, creative souls made my life a happy one. I invite you to read it
here. It paints a picture story of my DNA lineage... my parents; and I wouldn't be surprised if you resonate with my story...since the creative DNA is present in all of us. Oh...and thank you Royce for the idea of DNA= Dreams Nurture Art...it's so true!

One last note: Our family is a creative bunch, not just my parents, my brothers, sisters and I...but my grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles too. Even though I didn't know my great grandparents, my mom told me wonderful stories about her 'granny'...and the clothes she made using unusual materials. There was no box to think outside of back then...just unbridled imagination! Now, more than ever I realize how this creativity DNA has enhanced my life profoundly.

*To answer Garden Girl's question, I believe I'm between 12-18 months old in this picture.

12 comments:

Garden girl said...

Cheryl - the beauty of time difference across the world is that while I was busy in the day time you were obviuosly blogging - lol...when I came here after supper - this was here - what a lovely suprise. You were a cutey baby werent you! how old are you there? 2? years old?

Fledgling Poet said...

Cheryl, thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words on my blog about my first Inspire Me Thursday attempt. I love your DNA post...you were a precious baby!

Cheryl said...

Oh Cheryl, you are a master storyteller! I could actually taste your mother's cooking, and smell the ironing! Mmmmm, chicken & dumplings -- I'll have to ask Mama to cook some soon! I can remember an old Coke bottle with a sprinkler cap that my mother and grandmother used to sprinkle their ironing. And your dad! The story of the ringer washer reminded me of the Junk Brothers on HGTV, who repurposed an old range into a BBQ grill. See, Dad could have been a star! Thanks for sharing your memories, and your adorable photo (just love the fancy dresses we wore as little girls).

Pattie Mosca said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful beginnings...that have helped you form into the WONDERFUL WOMAN that you are today...I am blessed to have you as a friend...And I do believe our DNA (Dreams Nourish Art) are quite the same!!!! Tribal Sisters!

Royce Addington: said...

A beautiful, authentic, warm, heartfelt tribute! Your talent truly knows no bounds!!

May I '2nd' Pattie Mosca's comment and say I'm honoured to know you.

Bee said...

How blessed you are to have such beautiful memories. It has been heartwarming to read all of the celebrations of family and self that have arisen from this weeks topic.

Oh....and baby Cheryl is very cute!!

Deb G said...

Another wonderful family! Wonderful DNA....

Cheryl Finley: said...

Oh my.."thank you" to everyone who's posted here. There are no words to express my appreciation for you all, and your presence in my life...on whatever level you're here...thank you. I'm glad to have shared a bit of my DNA with you, and for your appreciation of it.
XOXOO

platinum blonde said...

just lovely

Landi said...

What a cutie pie. Thanks for always giving so much encouragement and inspiration.

Lina said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog about my first Inspire me Thursday challenge. It means a lot that people take the time to encourage and leave me a message, thank you!!

The Dream said...

Dreams Nurture Art - I LOVE IT!!!