Thank You Thursday salutes my maternal Granddaddy: Hubert Howell.
in another state and I didn't see him often, but he crafted the most
beautiful wooden creations. He made the doll cradle and chair in this
photo for me, when I was three. It was October and he'd just finished
them when he began to feel ill, yet insisted we receive these gifts at
Christmas, no matter what. He died the next day. He was such a
craftsman that I STILL have both of them, (plus the elephant in the
The spinning spice rack he made for Mom is in my kitchen at
work and I use it daily. Guess sentimental is in my DNA.