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Framing and Farming:

Recently I sent a newsletter to my customers telling them about my plans for our 40th anniversary (which you can read below). The response from my valued clients was tremendous as well as from those who saw our post on Facebook. So I decided to continue writing about framing and farming… framing because picture framing is what I do best. And farming because I grew up on a farm in North Georgia and decided now was a good time to “set” some stories down for my grown children to know and remember.

Sometimes the blog will be more about framing, and others it may be about growing up on the farm, or cooking, or random thoughts, or perhaps quilting. I may even ask my sister, the retired English teacher, to write a word or two. All these interests tie into the person I am, and I hope the stories will evoke a memory or two for you. After all, Yesterday and Today Frame Shop has been framing yesterday's memories and today’s treasures since 1974. Our present day life intertwines with the past. This blog is another way, besides framing memories, to stitch it all together.

 

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Farm To Table

Posted by Sherry Gray on April 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of the field hands who helped us work the collards grown and trucked to the Atlanta Farmers Market. Although the work was hard, we all had such a great time together and every one pitched in to get the job done without whining! And many a practical joke was played on each other. But I think the hardest job fell to my mother, who cooked a bounty to feed us at 1 pm, just about every day during the summer and fall. W...

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Education and Community

Posted by Sherry Gray on April 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Not only did my parents stress the importance of education to their children. They lived it in the community and with the kids who worked for them. In my younger years, besides being hog producers, Mama and Daddy grew bell pepper. At harvest it was taken to a local Campbell’s Soup co-op. I remember getting to go to the dinner and meeting held each fall after the crop was in. At each table would be cans of soup and I always wanted the clam chowder but usually wound up sitting at a table ...

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Candy on the Farm

Posted by Sherry Gray on April 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

At the first part of this week I worked on a rather larger architect rendering of the new Morinaga candy factory. Morinaga is Japan’s largest candy company and will soon begin construction on a US facility close to the Orange/Alamance county line. Orange County officials courted the candy company which is expected to begin production in 2015.

 

    

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Children's Art and the Baby

Posted by Sherry Gray on March 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This week we have framed much art generated by three children, in just about every way imaginable. Some were just framed with no mat, some already had construction paper mats which we left on, some were double matted. The trick to making a children’s gallery is not to make everything have the same mat/frame combination. Because children’s art is mostly vibrant pieces, I used a lot of vibrant metal frames called Vivids. Children seem drawn to these brightly colored frames just lik...

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Celebrating 40 Years in Business

Posted by Sherry Gray on March 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I hope you noticed the new masthead we are sporting these days. 2014 is the 40th anniversary of Yesterday and Today Frame Shop. Even after forty years, the shop is still thriving and I thank each and every customer for being a part of that. During the last months I have thought of and discarded many different ways to celebrate such a milestone, but kept coming back to the one that meant the most to me. Before I tell you what it is, I’d like to tell you a story. After all, stories are su...

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