|My Maternal Grandparents on Their Wedding Day
I've always been a "keeper of the past". Lately my interest has intensified with the tracing of my father's Scottish heritage.
The photo is very old, but you can still see some of the intricate details on her headdress, made of flowers and a long veil. The front of the wedding dress is embellished with tiny buttons. It is complete with white gloves covering her hands.
Her story started with me posting More Than Just A Hat last month. After she died, my mother and I sorted through her treasures and I saved one of her hats. It reminded me of how she always loved beautiful lace blouses, decorated with either a bow or a brooch pinned at the neckline.
Extravagant was not a word to describe her. I believe she was a frugal person and would have enjoyed thrifting with the best of us.
|My Great-Uncle & Great-Aunt on Their Wedding Day
Here is a surprise in her story....
My Great Uncle was my Grandmother's brother. And, my Great Aunt was my Grandfather's sister. This made for a very close family.
So, I sit here today, remembering holidays and summer school vacations, on the farm, with my grandparents....the gentle demeanor of my grandfather, the soft voice of my grandmother, speaking her native German language.
And, dinner grace being repeated by all...
Komm Herr Jesus. Sei unser Gast,
Und segne, was du uns bescheret hast! Amen
Thoughts of family