Contributed by Delanie B. Sickler

Delanie B. Sickler
Horseheads, NY
Church, Generations, Grandfathers, Grandmothers

I remember this quilt as a girl covering the bed in my grandparent’s old metal “Scotty” trailer. They used to take me camping every summer all over Western PA and Erie.

My grandparents, John and Lyda Nichols raised two sons and my wonderful mother. They were hard working, church-going Presbyterians who lived through the Great Depression. They had a soft spot for their grandchildren and vanilla ice cream was always in their freezer. Lyda used to sing to me on their massive outdoor swing and gently encouraged my curiosity and confidence as a woman.