Hanging on the wall of our home is a watercolor painting that is very dear to me. It was painted my cousin . Eloise was my Mother's first cousin, making her my second cousin or is it my first cousin once removed? I never can get that straight!
What ever that makes her....she was very special to me. Eloise never married , and had the same job all of her life...to my memory. She worked at the Electric Company, secretary to the president is the position I remember. She also lived with, and cared for both of her parents until their deaths. Eloise had many talents. She was a wonderful photographer and a talented artist. Gosh, she was even good with a sharp pair of scissors. I can remember Mother lining us up for Eloise to trim our hair.
They had a huge pecan tree in their front yard and I have memories of helping her gather them. I am sure there is a more proper name, but we called them paper shell pecans. They were large, meaty and easy to crack. The real masterpiece she painted for us is a large bluebonnet scene. It hangs in our cabin in Colorado (in the Texas Room). I will feature it this summer when we move to the mountains.Eloise