Thursday, June 10, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday

One of the treasures that I brought back from Bear Lake is this picture of my great-grandmother Hazel Madsen Piggott, the wonderful lady that saved everything. And look at those pretty blue eyes.

When I look at this picture I get a warm feeling inside because this is the way that I remember her.  She always wore a dress and a hairnet, but she never wore her teeth.  I remember this chair and the buffet table behind her, but I also remember the rocker that was there before.

She used to sit in that rocker and just rock away; that must be why I like to rock so much. On occasion I was known to sit in her lap and rock with her.  I remember sitting in her lap and asking all kinds of questions.  I think one of them was, "why don't you have any teeth?"

I was only five when she died.  I remember the phone call well.  Mom was in the kitchen doing the dishes when the phone rang.  While talking on the phone she started to cry.  I asked mommy why she was crying and she said that her grandma passed away.  So I started to cry.

I think I will have to find a frame for this picture.


  1. Leslie Ann, that's a beautiful picture of your great-grandmother. She reminds me a lot of my own grandmother (who had a very similar green chair and that same snow white hair!) in so many ways! Thanks for sharing this picture and your memories with us.


  2. This reminded me of my grandmothers rocking chair, which I still have, and of her rocking my sister in it.

  3. Thanks for the posted info on Bake and Piggott families. I have questions-How can I reach you?
    The mail box address isn't be accepted. My mom's
    mother was Sarah Ronella Madsen.

    Bev H

  4. Bev,

    You should be able to click on the mailbox on the right side of the blog. If that doesn't work for you, my email is lapurple at bellsouth dot net. I look forward to hearing from you.


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