2 Oct


Judy Wills



I think I’ve mentioned several things before:


  1. My Aunt Jessie – my mother’s only sibling, collector of plates and other items


  1. I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico


  1. I did scrapbooking for quite a while


  1. Fred and I eat at Cracker Barrel quite often

What brought these things to mind, is that we were at Cracker Barrel recently and I saw a picture that I had noticed before. I kept telling Fred that it reminded me of pictures I have of Aunt Jessie as a small child – actually wondering whether or not it actually was my Aunt Jessie. I know that Cracker Barrel collects odds and ends of “old times” to display in their restaurant/store. I suspect they travel far and wide at antique stores, and such, to find the treasures they want. They have items on the walls and hanging from the ceiling. I keep forgetting to “look up” and see what they have. Interesting stuff.


Credit Google search and Cracker Barrel website



Credit Google search and Cracker Barrel website


I have also mentioned the deer head hanging above the Cracker Barrel fireplace in every Cracker Barrel I’ve been in. It reminds me of the one we had hanging in our dining room all the years I was growing up (please see my post of July 10, 2016 – Family Treasures – Part 6).

The particular picture I have of Aunt Jessie that reminded me of this picture connection, is on a 3″ x 3″ piece of glass, and is literally painted on that glass. It has always fascinated me.

I probably would not have made any connection between those two pictures, had I not done a lot of scrapbooking, and that glass picture was there for me to place in a book. I always thought it was a neat thing to have – a picture painted on a piece of glass – but it wasn’t until I saw the picture in Cracker Barrel that I made any connection.

So I thought I would show my readers what prompted me to write about it. I told Fred recently that when I got the pictures together, I would probably say, “oh, they don’t look anything alike after all!” But it’s fun to think about.

Who knows? It could be a long-lost picture of one of my family members! Stranger things have happened!

And here are a couple of other pictures of Jessie, that actually look more like that Cracker Barrel picture.











3 Responses to “Pictures”

  1. Onisha Ellis October 2, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    I have often wondered where Cracker Barrel get’s it vintage photos. Now, when I look at them I will think of you and that is a good thing.


  2. DiVoran Lites October 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    That was a fun post. Loved the pictures, especially the one of Jessie.


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