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Friday, March 15, 2013

Old Photos

Happy Friday my friends. I was reading a blog by Mereknits the other day and she had some old family photos posted and how much they mean to her.

I thought about my daughter, Mandy and how much her family history and photos mean to her, so I took a family photo tour of a few rooms here in her home while Piper was napping yesterday.

The first picture is my beautiful Mom who passed away when I was 29 years old. Mandy remembers her, and so does Jamie, but my youngest son Alex doesn't have any memories of her at all.

The next photo is of my parents just before they married in 1944. And then their wedding photo and mine. Do you recognize the dress? Yes, I wore my Moms wedding dress. The dress was falling apart with age by the time Mandy married so she couldn't wear it.

The sweet kissing baby is Mandy and her Grandpa Queen. He passed away about 15 years ago and it was devastating for all of us. He was a wonderful man and Mandy was his princess. He adored her, just like a Grandpa should.

Then you see Mandy and her Daddy, my handsome hubby, dancing at her wedding. And then her wedding portrait. Isn't she gorgeous?

The last picture is of my mother-in-law with her parents and her siblings. Her mother had 16 babies but only 11 survived. I love my mother-in-law. She's our only parent still with us and since I was engaged to Dennis at barely 16, she's been my Mom most of my life!

These are just a few of the pictures she has around and they remind her of the people who came before her and loved her. I apologize for the glare on the photos. The sun was shining on them and I couldn't block all of it.

I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse into our family history. If they are still with you, take time to tell your parents how much you love them, (your children too).

Blessings,
Betsy















11 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs and it was lovely to read about everyone. DH and I only have my mum now. How wonderful that you were able to wear your Mum's wedding dress.
    Anne x

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  2. That was fun to see all your family photos, and wonderful that your daughter appreciates them and has them in her home. How did the knitting party go? Sure missed you all! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. Wonderful pictures Betsy. I loved the tour. I really enjoyed seeing you tonight. I'm glad you are in Portland and could come to knit/ crochet nite :)

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  4. I love that your daughter really appreciates these beautiful photos, and I am so glad you took us on a tour. Hugs to you Betsy,
    Meredith

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  5. Hello ladies! Thank you for your kind comments. I especially love the ones of my Mom. How I miss her.
    Thank you for opening your home last night Taci. I had a wonderful time. And we DID miss you Teresa. I hope you're feeling better today.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. I just love reading about family history....the photos are beautiful and so is your mom and daughter!.. I see a lot of you in her eyes, very sweet! Happy Sunday....
    Hugs,
    Shari

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  7. Beautiful family pictures and beautiful daughter, inside and out!

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  8. Thanks for sharing the wonderful family photos, Betsy, and the precious memories. Even though we were across the room from each other, I loved that we could look up and see each other and enjoy stitching and visiting with the nice group of ladies at Taci's. Blessings to you and yours as you drive home. I look forward to our next visit!!!
    xx,
    Gracie

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  9. What a great idea! Loved the walk down memory lane with you. I am always trying to think of blogging material. With your permission, I may use this same idea.
    Beautiful family, I might add :)

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  10. Those are lovely photos. My boss' wife was at the office today showing me photos of the two of them and their families from long ago. So interesting to see pictures from the past. Wishing you a great week. Tammy

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