Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Pleasure of A Warm Fire

The Amish made hooded cradle that has a place of honor beside the wood stove is large, and the perfect spot for even a 4 year old to climb in and take a nap after a busy day playing outside at Grammies house.  I love that she is secure enough in who she is to not be afraid its too babyish to nap in a cradle.  It's the perfect place to cuddle up and sleep soundly on a winters day.  I think we were all a bit jealous of her !  

3 comments:

Morning's Minion said...

Patty, Have you read about or seen the old cradles that were made for adults? I remember a collection of them at Shelburne Museum, perhaps some at Sturbridge Village. They were made for the elderly or infirm--very narrow--almost like a coffin. The ones I saw were in different lengths as though they had been custom made. Being low they might have been considered safer--preventing the occupant from falling out as might happen with a high bed. I can imagine they might have been a solution for caring for a handicapped child as well.
At any rate, Mei-Ling looks utterly comfortable having her nap there. I'm praying in advance that her surgical procedure and recovery will go well.

Patty said...

When I posted this I was thinking about those adult cradles. Shakers made them for the homeless and infirmed folks that they took into the community and I remember seeing them at Shelburne too. They think that having bedridden adults in cradles help cut down on bed sores

Kathy said...

Beautiful photo! Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of and praying earnestly for Mei-Ling Tuesday, as well as the the entire family. May the surgeon's hands be guided by God...

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