Thursday, June 05, 2008

Show and Tell Friday - 4-H jewelry

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For show and tell today, I thought I'd show (what I could find of) the jewelry I received in 4-H. I was not in an animal club, our group was mostly girls, and we focused on homemaking skills.

My grandmother was the leader of our club, and two of my aunts were leaders while I was a 4-H -er. I was a member for 10 years, and so received numerous buttons, then pins (I seem to only be able to find my 6 year pin to show today) , and finally a ring.

However, as any one who has been in 4-H knows, it's NOT all about the jewelry. I learned to sew and cook (homemade bread!), among other things.

I was not really one of those outstanding 4-H kids.

The 4-H motto is 'To make the Best Better'- and I am sure my grandmother despaired of ever seeing me do an outstanding project, or sew an outstanding article of clothing, or anything else. I was (and still am) kind of a slap-dash kind of a gal.

But I do love to sew, and made quite a few of my clothes for high school, and for my children (until they got old enough to protest!).

I have a lot of great memories of making things, going to the summer meetings, making a float for the fair, and etc. OH, and the fair! that was something wonderful, but I'll tell you about that another time.

Any other 4-H 'kids' out there?


Anonymous said...

I always wanted to be in 4H, but I was a city girl.

Mam and Lizi said...

I wasn't in 4H as a child, but later as an adult. I taught clowning and organized groups of clowns for parades, etc. It was fun. I have one pin.

ceekay said...

My kids were in 4H when we lived in Wisconsin. It is great. We worked toward the fair...many ribbons won for all their exhibits. I chuckled when I saw the ring...I have my kids pins.

Susie said...

I don't think we had 4H here in my hometown, but I've heard that it's a wonderful organization.

Penless Thoughts said...

I never belonged but have always heard great things about 4-H. These items are very special.

Love Bears All Things said...

I judged a 4-H baking contest in March.
I made an apron for 4-H and I'm sure I baked something.
I think it is still a wonderful thing to have but they are not as common as they once were.
Beautiful momentos for show and tell.
Mama Bear

Barbara H. said...

I had only associated 4-H with animals -- I didn't realize they did all of that, too! I am glad you have these mementos of your time in it!

Kelli said...

I've always heard great things about 4-H. Your jewelry pieces are wonderful keepsakes!

Emily said...

What neat pieces of jewelry to have! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing!!

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