Do you know this little girl?
She's the kind of girl that you would love to have as a friend. And I'm sure she would have been your friend as well, for when I knew her, she never met a stranger. She was lots of fun and knew how to shuffle cards perfectly with a fluttery-snap finish. If you didn't know how, she'd be happy to teach you to play "rummy".
Here are some other things about her:
She loved to read.
She was the oldest sister in a family of 5 kids.
She called her parents "Mother" and "Daddy" her whole life.
She was in lots of plays.
She became a teacher and a mommy when she grew up. And she was really good at both jobs.
She was really quite the classic "All-American Girl"
Her parents and sisters called her "Susie", but most of her grown up friends called her "Sue".
You'd probably know who she is better by this picture:
Announcing my new blog series "All-American Sue" about the youth of my mother, Sue Benzing. Be sure to check back every Thursday for a new chapter in her life! This will be a 12-week series, taking breaks on the holidays. Come back and learn about:
Susie's southern roots
The apple-peel story
The Popsicle stick story
Her bedtime "routine"
Plus lots of great pictures and much more!!
Please pray for me as I work on this project that I will write something worth keeping to honor my mom!