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Magnolia Memories

When I was a little girl, my Mom took me (and my siblings) to visit Magnolia Manor, a Victorian mansion that dates back to 1869 and has been visited by Ulysses S. Grant, in Cairo, Illinois.

Magnolia Manor in Cairo Illinois

I don’t remember much about that visit, aside from an antique cradle and doll that I fell in love with and insisted I must have for Christmas.

That year, Mom, Dad, and Uncle Johnny spent hours in the garage, making wooden doll cradles for my sister and I.  Mom still has them tucked in her attic, and one day my little girl will play with it, just as I did.

In the meantime, every time I see a magnolia flower or a magnolia tree in bloom…

Magnolia blooms

I am reminded of the love that was poured into a wooden cradle.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.