Mrs. Meyer Talks About Life at Home

Mrs. Meyer Talks About Life at Home

Heather Blaha
May 6, 2009

It's no surprise that we're all Mrs. Meyer's fans at Apartment Therapy. The all-natural queen of clean and straight talk (Thelma Meyer, grandmother, age 76) recently shared some childhood memories with the Chicago Tribune, as well as a few details about life at home in Iowa:

Some Mrs. Meyer's trivia we pulled from the Tribune:


  • Growing up, Meyer's mother never allowed them to spend time in the living room. With her own kids, the whole house was very lived in, wearing out the carpets.

  • She never made her own bed when raising nine kids.

  • Her style is eclectic and practical. She never had white furniture and always chose fabrics and materials that hid fingerprints.

  • Meyer's four-bedroom, 2 ½-bath Cape Cod in Granger, Iowa -- complete with trailer in front -- has sheltered nine kids and 22 grandkids for 53 years.

  • Meyer and her family find a purpose for everything: often there'll be used paper towels and Ziploc bags drying out on the countertop for re-use.

Link to the full article here.

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