About

Myrle Poulson

Daddy Art, Teddy, and Mother Myrle
Daddy Art, Teddy, and Mother Myrle

 

Myrle Poulson Hunter was born in 1899 in Holden, Utah. She was my great grandmother. She had an amazing style. 

Mother Myrle wearing red boots
Mother Myrle wearing red boots

She loved to buy clothes and then “re-fashion” them. She had rose shaped soaps in her guest bathroom and dog’s playing cards artwork in her dining room. She had a canopy bed and she had photos of all her children and grandchildren on her wall. 

When I was 11, she came to our house and taught me how to sew. I got to pick out my fabric and then make something with it. I picked a pink cotton fabric with black stripes and roses. I made a pair of shorts with it which I wore to death. From that point on, I wanted to sew. 

She ran a household during the great Depression and espoused a recycle, reduce, and reuse ethic.