Let's start with 'Church'.
'Church' is our little guest cottage. It is where our friends and family stay when visiting. My mother always stays here, and this is where my grandmother would hole up for days and days... My grandmother was the ultimate church lady; sometimes she had to come to our church so she could escape her other church obligations.
This is looking down from the loft. Everyone loves the wood burning stove in the corner. It's really cozy on winter nights. My mom loves it!
These are the twin beds in the loft. It is here where you can get that heavenly experience when the sun shines in through the stained glass window every morning.
Okay, now the hat. Let me tell you about it. As I said earlier, church is also where Grandmother spent many, many nights. She loved it here. She always wore this hat when she was here. I can still see her wearing it with the bow tied under her neck. She would sit out on the porch in the morning and drink coffee and walk the lavender fields later in the day.
I have several possessions that once belonged to Grandmother, but the one thing I love the most is her hat. When we were cleaning out her little house in Alpine I found it sitting in a box that was going to The Salvation Army. I couldn't grab it out of there fast enough!
This is our guest book that sits on the coffee table. We love for our guests to sign the book. I always enjoy going back and reading all the entries and reminiscing about our visits. When you stay in church, PLEASE sign the book. I love it when you do that!
This is the last entry that my grandmother wrote on August 18th, 2004.
We sure do miss her.