Brumder Mansion - First Snow and new additions
It snowed Sunday afternoon / evening - November 17th,
And it stuck! The temperature on Sunday night, was in the teens, and the temperature on Tuesday morning was 35 degrees, but the sun was out and there was blue sky above!!
Snow on grass.
While the weather temperature and snow K O'd the begonias, geraniums and petunias,
Some flowers survived. the pansy's above were planted in May of 2008, and they are still blooming in November.
The mums were planted in August and they are still doing well.
The November surprises!
1) When we arrived in Milwaukee on November 8th, the roses were blooming like crazy in front of Grand Central.
While the snow and cold but a big dent in their appearance, they still are hanging in there.
2) It seems that every plant has its turn to bloom here. The grass- like plants has beautiful plooms of curly strands of seeds - Something you don't see in Torrance!
New Additions to the Brumder
New rug in the 2nd room of the George Suite
- New lamp, table and picture on the wall.
New chair and foot stool in the Emma's bedroom
new chair and rug by the fireplace and whirlpool.
Simpler decor in the Brumder library.
Display of Aunt Polly's note cards, which have pictures from her water color portfolio. Aunt Polly is Nanny Peggy's 85 year old sister, who was trained and developed her talent at an Art Institute in Philadelphia. She worked for the government, and painted for years on the side.
Her rent has gone up in her assisted living quarters, and she needs money to pay for her medicine and bills. My sister Debbie has begun this project to sell these note cards to raise money for Aunt Polly's care. We are selling them at the Brumder mansion. Aunt Polly is selling some at her retirement home. Katharine and I are also selling her note cards. All funds raised go directly to Aunt Polly.