Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Remembering Martha's drawings


She was a very talented little artist at age nine and how well I remember her drawing for me. She drew my beloved Scottie bird sitting proudly on his purple perch. His orange head with its crown proudly on display.

She drew stick figures for me, then she drew the sky and the grass. In those days she would draw anything that I asked her to and she did it with such ease and alacrity. She was always so willing to draw and with a laugh and a smile she would come to me and place it gently in my hands. Then I would look at it and smile! "Well done, Martha!" I would tell her.

Then she would only utter a soft "thank you" and then run away about her business. Soon enough, however, she would be back with another drawing to show me. This all took place when she and her dad spent three weeks with Mom and me when she was nine years old. I had such fun then and shall always remember.

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