My mother's mother taught me the art of picking out beautiful china. I remember as a small girl going with her and my mother to antique stores to find RS Prussia. Back then it was not very much. Today it is rarer so the prices have gone up. She also taught me that even though it's beautiful you can still use them for the mash potatoes at Thanksgiving and we do to this day.
Another passion of my mine is reading. I love to read. I use our fantastic county library on a consist basis and usually have about 17 books out at one time. I get all type of books and I have also stumbled on the fact that I can borrow movies. I have a list a mile long of books and other items I want to check out. I find it so exciting to find new authors and new stories from the most unusual places. It is so fun to go on the journey to find them and to learn all I can about the writer or their influences and then read everyone of there stories I can find. I also live in the city of Powell's books and I love going and looking in the stacks. One of my favorite genres is writers like Louise Alcott, L.M. Montgomery, Betsy and Tacy. I love to read stories of the time period of 1900 and especially when they were written in the first half of the 1900's. There is something so quaint about the style and the descriptions of times gone by. I will admit it I am a romantic.
So if you ever see someone hanging around a fabric/craft store or book store for long periods of time in the Portland area.... you might ask her if her name is Dottie.
Oct 2012. I moved into an apartment in July and I have been having fun setting up house. I have been going through boxes that I haven't seen in 6 years.