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It’s the middle of a simmering Sandwich Generation summer and I just want to crow,
When I first heard about Barb’s Second Annual “Show Us Your Roosters” Blog Party at Bella Vista, I thought, “How intriguing!” My second thought was, “If I have any roosters, they are packed away in storage while God has me happy and busy caring for elderly parents and grandkids as we trek around the U.S. ala Abraham. 🙂
Then I remembered a fun time when one grandchild was in kindergarten and they had to go on a hunt for the Gingerbread Man. Anywhere we found a Gingerbread Man, we took a picture and brought it to school. It was so much fun I decided to give it a try with roosters and get friends and family involved once again. So, taking a short break from our family fun with Bible Memory verses activities for grandparents and their grandchildren (which will return next week 🙂 ), off we go!
I started with my senior mom, as I had vague family memories of country rooster kitchen and living room decor adorning my grandparents’ house. She and I had such a nice chat about them. One I remembered, in particular, was a giant (or so it seemed to a second grader) glass ceramic rooster like this wooden one:
I then sat down and thought through when I was a young mom – how did I decorate my house? I remembered that the “in” style for the 80s (a fond memory for the never-aging baby boomers generation) was of cute country geese. Geese on curtains, geese on towels. I even added geese to my stationery on my brand new Mac 512k.
Geese have faded though, and when I talked to one of my daughters, I knew my grandmother would have been thrilled to discover roosters are back again in a big way. Or, as my daughter explained, French Country Rooster Decor is BIG!
“I LOVE rooster kitchen and house decor,” she exclaimed. And very sweetly sent me some photos. Isn’t this a lovely Country Red Rooster trivet!
And look at this sweet and sunny Sunflower and Rooster Dinnerware plate?
The Rooster gravy boat is cute too!
Last week, as I was driving home from a luncheon, I spotted a favorite antique store my senior parents and I liked to visit when running errands. It had been over ten years since we’d been there, so, of course, I had to stop.
While browsing through and enjoying more delightful memories of my dear dad, not to mention plenty of cute goodies from my Baby Boomer youth, I was also delighted to spot a delightful Country Rooster dinnerware set – plates, cups, gravy boat, and other accessories:
Here is the Rooster of a pair of salt and pepper shakers which one of my daughters fell in love with and has since adopted. 🙂
Look at this cute ceramic rooster cookie jar.
My memories were certainly right! Roosters WERE big in my grandparents era! Seems like, “the more things change, the more they stay the same!”
Next it was time for fun rooster activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. One grandchild went digging through all their toys, just to find this tiny toy rooster and chicken for her grandma! 🙂
And check out this adorable rooster – fun for farm activities for grandparents and grandchildren, for sure!
Even my grandkids’ school got in on the fun. This was the first week back to homework for them. As we were cuddling together and reading some of their literature textbooks before nap, I was delighted to find one of the selections was from the Real Mother Goose:
A Cock and Bull Story
The cock’s on the housetop blowing his horn;
The Bull’s in the barn a-threshing of corn;
The maids in the meadows are making of hay;
The ducks in the river are swimming away.
Naturally, I had to check on my favorite clip art site, Trina & friends, which has several adorable choices of Rooster clipart including:
So perfect for craft projects with the grandkids and cute notes to friends and senior relatives!
After all the rooster excitement, sharing, and photos of the past couple of weeks, I even got to add to my own mini collection. Two things that I love to collect, which are small enough and practical enough to travel with me, are:
What a fun “Show Us Your Roosters” Blog Party this has been. Lots of delightful memories for this member of the baby boomers generation, interesting new activity ideas for all of us granny nannies and pappies and your grandchildren, and even sweet conversations full of family memories for all the multi-generational ages of the Sandwich Generation!
How about YOU? I’d love to hear about your own Rooster family memories and visit your blog post. Just leave a comment below and I’ll be crowing loud, then flying off to visit you as soon as I can. And don’t forget to visit Barb at Bella Vista for more fun Rooster stories, pictures, gorgeous Country Rooster kitchen and home decor, and so much more! It’s definitely a Rooster eggs-travaganza the Sandwich Generation can all enjoy.
P.S. Want some cute country kitchen roosters for your own home decor?