Monday, April 26, 2010

Mehitabel's Monkey

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to let you know what I found today. A monkey!!! He is a sweet little monkey only around 1 1/2" tall. He is as we speak eating a banana (it's a pretend banana)and sitting beside me. Tina has promised to get a picture of us and share with all of you. I hope he can travel with me on my adventures and become my little friend. I have promised to take care of him forever.
There is alot of noise outside today, they are paving the road that goes by Tina's house. I thought the last bit of my trip here was a little rough. Now when I leave, maybe it will be a smoother ride.
We are all sitting around playing with the monkey and I think I heard another one right outside of The Little House. I thought monkeys were from the jungle, but Tina said these kind are from thread. So no worries of him being too rowdy. He will stay were you put him.
Off now to play some more.
I will write again when something of interest happens, and around here there is always something happening.
Hitty Hugs, Mehitabel

P.S. Watch for a photo upload later this evening.

May 3, 2010

I wanted to let you all know I am enjoying my visit with the Rock Bottom Hitty's. They have been so enjoyable to be around, even if they are really countryfied. They are all dreading my departure in the next few days.
Tina has been busy with getting my packages all back in my travel box and will let you know my time of departure to head North to D'Maries and the Hittys who live with her.
We had hoped to go to a historic Indian Mound, but the weather has been against any outdoor fun. What a shame.. Tina showed me online all about it though. If you would like to see the website for it..
Search Town Creek Indian Mound, NC...
I am going to close with a huge hug to everyone and spend some time talking with the Hittys here before I leave.
Until next time, Mehitabel

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Motorcycle Ride and Paper Run and Village where Tina grew up

I wanted to let you know the motorcycle ride was terrific.. I loved it.. I rode safely tucked in Tina's backpack. We went to the country, about 10 miles from here, where Tina's husband has his shop and also where Tina was raised. She took a picture of me in front of the Grenaco Mill Village sign and it has the date it was established (1935?).It has slipped my mind of that, but it will be on the photo.. She also showed me some of her Moma's yard ornaments (Tina's son and his family live there now)and introduced me to several cement and plastic children that live in the yard year round.Tina's son and his family live there now. They must have a high tolerance to the elements to stay there. I sat and talked with 2 groups of them. One girl even asked for me to sit and swing with her and a friend. I obliged. Then we were back on the road and headed home. I am a little tired still, so will close for the night with a Good Night to all..
Hitty Hugs, Mehitabel

I wanted to share my first Motorcycle trip with you all.I went with Tommy and Tina to the village she grew up in. It is called Grenaco Mill Village. The is 9 homes there. I was introduced to the yard children that belonged to Tina's Moma. They were very kind and entertained me with many stories of living 1 mile from the S.C. border. We didn't go that far this time but hope to go and get my picture standing on the line before I leave, which is a few days away.
Also I added a photo of Tina's homeplace. She was raised in this house from the age of 2. Her son,his wife and 1 year old daughter live there now.
It was so much fun riding the motorcycle,even though I didn't get to see much during the ride. Tina told me it would be safer in the backpack. She is on the lookout for me a helmet for the next ride.
We hope to soon be going to an Indian Mound that is known as Indian Mound. It was home to the Town Creek Indians. I will get more info on them and share soon. I also hope to see some of the arrowheads that Tinas family have found on their land and hold dear to them. One is a Ceremonial Crystal Arrowhead. I will be sure to share those when I see them.
I did get up early this morning and go on the paper route with Tina, Tommy and Katey. I have photos of this and Tina is uploading them as soon as I finish up here.
Time is precious this morning for Tina and she said we should be ready to travel again soon. She has to go to the country again and pick up Tommy for lunch. It is supposed to rain off and on all day and he rode the motorcycle this morning.
So until I have more adventures and photos to share.
Hugs, Mehitabel

Sunday in North Carolina-April 25,2010

It is a windy, overcast day here in North Carolina. We were hoping to go to the river today for me to see some of the area I am visiting. After the rains we got last night, we have decided to wait for the mud to dry up some..
So today is a lazy kinda day. We are spending it talking, reading and snacking. I do hope weight gain will be minimum as I have been eating all sorts of good ole country food. That is what Granny Honey calls it.
I am learning more about the Williams family as I meet different ones. I met one granddaughter and she was just the sweetest. She held me and gave me hugs. She is only 2, so I was a little nervous, afterwards though, I knew she was very loving and cares for all dolls. She is a little mommy for sure.
Hickory Tot hasn't been still for more than a minute. She is spending time with the Hickory Tot who lives here. She is named after Cousin Ida. She says she hopes she lives up to the standards of Cousin Idas being she is her namesake. What a lively little one she is.. She speaks of her adventures in the willows and by the creek. She seems to think there may be fairies who live near, but still has to yet to meet one.
The Rock Bottom Hittys are all so entertaining. They keep something going at all times, be it a simple meal, or an all out throw down. They love playing fun pranks on each other and have grown accustomed to that already.. I went to bed last night only to find my covers were missing.. After some investigating, they were found under the bed.. Nothing bad, just good clean fun. I will have to think of one to play on them before I leave to continue my adventures traveling about.
After a delightful meal of fried chicken, tater wedges and a roll, then a yummy blueberry danish for dessert, I think I shall retire to the bed for a nap.
I will write again soon.
Hitty Hugs to all, Mehitabel

Hitty Mehitabel arrives in North Carolina and meets The Rock Bottom Hittys

I wanted to let you know I am rested up and after Hichory Tot awoke me from my nap we had lemonade and sugar cookies for a snack (Granny Honey made them) and now we are enjoying sitting around and learning about eachother.. I have told them all about my travels in Missouri with Sherry and her family, the Country Hittys. They were so hospitable when I was there. I know I will enjoy my stay here and will be sure to keep you informed of things I see and do..
Until I sit back down to write again, Warmest Regards to All, Mehitabel

Monday, April 19, 2010

Goodbye Missouri

This will be my final post from Missouri. I hope you enjoy the many pictures of my last day with the Country Hitty's here at the farm. We spent several very peaceful hours out in the sunshine. The Hittys' gathered all the farm animals to play with us. The new puppy was most interested in the bunny rabbit and the lamb. He wanted to herd them I think...I hope! The rabbit was not too keen on the idea. We also brought the babies out to enjoy the fresh air. The Country HItty's have a delightful gazebo and we sat and talked and exchanged stories. It was just the most pleasant way to end my stay with these cheerful folks.
Best of all, the tot that I found in the woods is now ready to accompany me on my journey. Cousin Ida has dressed her and fitted a little bonnet to her head. She is devoted to me and I do not believe she will be a problem for my future hosts. She is content to snuggle into our carrier and play quietly.
With this I bid you all adieu from Missouri! Tina here I come!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mehitabel Visiting an Antique Shop

My time in Missouri now grows short. I am told that I will board the postal bus on the morrow. I am quite excited about going to see Tina but also sad to leave my new friends here in the country.
I must tell you of my adventures since I last wrote.
We went antiquing! The person at this house loves to browse the many antique stores in the area. As you all know My ancestor is a true antique. I like to think that I too have that fine patina of a classic myself. At any rate Emily Anne and I had a rolicking good time! We explored the nooks and crannies of many shoppes. I found the most amazing Moose! I loved that Moose. I so wanted to have it for my very own, but Emily Anne persuaded me that it was too large to fit in my postal box. Please let me know if you do not think I look postively regal seated upon it! I shall miss that Moose I am sure.
We tried to decide on a nice knife rest but could not choose from the many samples. We found a wonderful stage coach but it was a tad too small to get inside. I also tried my hand at driving a china car. Emily thought I did a fine job. It was a very wonderful time and We were quite exhausted upon our return to the farm.

Your friend,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hitty Mehitabel enjoying redbud trees and tulips with the girls

Greetings from Missouri. Oh my what fun I have had with my lovely hostesses. Over the weekend they took me to their favorite Redbud tree and we climbed it!! It was quite scary for all of us. You can't know how difficult it is to climb trees when one's pegs do not bend! But we did it and what a wonderful view we had from the limbs of that lovely tree. It was all abloom and the little bees were just buzzing about. We sat there in the sunshine and exchanged many confidences. Redbud trees grow everywhere in this part of MO. THey are all out growing wild in the woods and along the edges of the fields. This time of year they are in glorious bloom. We also strolled among the tulips. Just a lovely time was had by all, including me!
I am still expecting a trip into the historic small town of Cole Camp. More pictures will be taken I am sure.
I believe that I shall commence my further adventures by Thursday of this week. It is time for me to travel on and see more of this great world! I shall be sorry to leave my new friends but I know I shall make many more. I will post again before I board the postal buss.

Yours truly,

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mehitabel In Missouri

Dear Friends, Greeting from Missouri. Oh what a thrilling few days I have had here in the country. We spent a day just getting to know one another. The Country Hitty's have a new pupppy and we had such fun playing with him. A German Shepherd puppy! Their person has two rather larger dogs of this same breed. They are quite imposing to a small wooden person! But this puppy is just our size and a good deal of fun.The first sunny day I acompanied Hannah Rose, Hitty Joy and Rebecca into the woods to search for any lost Hickory tots. Oh my what a day we had, tramping about on our wooden pegs! We searched under many piles of oak and hickory leaves and finally we found a wee tot! I have asked that pictures be posted so that you might all see how hard it is to spot these little ones, all huddled into the leaf piles! She is such a sweet little thing. I am quite attached to her already. She will be accompanying me on my further travels. I am sure that I shall enjoy the companionship. Later in the day the girls took me to the big barn where they were determined to show me the nest of the resident Barn Owl. Oh my, it was rather frightening to climb upon those huge bales of hay. I had to stick my pegs in very firmly to gain a foothold. But I must say that it was well worth the effort. We stayed quite still and soon the owl came swooping in to feed his mate. the nest is wayyyy up in the rafters of the barn. Altho we could spy it from our perch it was too far away to take a picture to send you. The food he was carrying in was a mouse!!! He feeds his mate on mice...many many mice! I am so glad that I am not an owl!! Or a mouse for that matter!Tomorrow we are going to take a trip to town. I shall post further installments of my adventures.Your friend, Mehitable

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mehitabel arrives in Missouri

OH joy, I have arrived in Missouri. I am told we are close to the Ozarks but I am not really sure what that is. Nothing too fierce I hope! The trip was a long one, but I confess to having been quite comfortable, tucked as I was in my sleeping pouch. Therefor I have arrived refreshed and ready for adventure!Upon my arrival I was greeted by the charming Country Hitty's and Cousin Ida. In addition Miss Hickory and Auntie Hickory were there to greet me. We had the most lovely tea and chat. They are quite a lively crew and ever so friendly. I have been much petted and praised for my beauty and wardrobe. I am sure all the compliments will go to my head. The weather here is just lovely and the flowers are in bloom. I believe I am going to like this sojurn in the country. On the morrow I am told that we will take a stroll in the woodlands. This is quite an exciting prospect as this is where they find all of those charming Hickory tots! Perhaps I will find one and she can accompany on my travels. That would be simply splendid. I shall be sure to inform you if that occurs. The person in charge of this establishment has promised to take many pictures to document our many adventures. I shall be writing again very soon I am sure. Sincerely yours,Mehitabel