Welcome, welcome to Gerushia’s New World. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by and I hope you have a delightful visit.
Would you like to hear Gerushia’s story? It is a true story.
Gerushia was my mom’s aunt. She was born in 1909.
She married Loyd in 1926.
She went on to have a daughter in 1927 and a son in 1933. Gerushia passed away soon after her 24th birthday from a particular epidemic, leaving behind a husband, a young daughter and a 7 month old baby boy. Approximately a year and a half later, Loyd remarried a brave and kind woman. This woman was my dad’s oldest sister, Marvie. Together, Loyd and Marvie raised Gerushia’s children and also had some of their own.
Every year, Loyd and Marvie cleaned Gerushia’s gravesite and brought flowers. They continued to do this until they were both too old to make the trip to Gerushia’s grave.
My mom told this story to me many times when I was a young girl. Of course, I never met Gerushia, and my mom was only a small child when Gerushia passed. I did, however, know Loyd and Marvie.
I chose “Gerushia’s New World” as my new business name for several reasons.
1. Gerushia is a link to both my mom and my dad’s family
2. I create "new worlds" within my watercolor/collage pieces.
3. Well, I just think the name Gerushia is abundantly awesome.
So...welcome to Gerushia’s New World. Welcome to my new world.
Until Next Time:
Gerushia’s New World