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:

Blogger 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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012  
Blogger 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

Thursday, January 19, 2012  
Blogger 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...

Sunday, January 22, 2012  

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