|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
Such a beautiful, gentle post. I enjoyed looking at the exquisite detailing on the dresses and the headdresses. Your box is definitely a treasure trove of photographs and memories. My German is very rusty so I relied on Google for more accurate translation of the dinner grace, it is a lovely one. What happy memories.ReplyDelete
Hi Elaine...I'm glad you used the word "gentle". That is how I felt as I was writing it. I am so lucky to have so many photos.Delete
Great post! Love the pictures but the hat is exquisite!ReplyDelete
You know, I occasionally put the hat on, for no other reason except to know my grandmother wore it.Delete
It's beautiful with this old photos. Take good care of them and your memories. Have a nice time.ReplyDelete
Thank you Elna....I keep them in a safe place, plus they are now on the Internet.Delete
Lovely post Meggie, memories are such precious things, the old photographs make them more so.ReplyDelete
Hello, Lily....As I was writing the post and looking at the photos, my mind was flooded with memories. It's good to remember where we came from.Delete
Dear Meggie, your grandmather and your grandfather were magnificent people. Very good dressed and extra ordinary... You think just like me. Our past is our future.. We had to remember our family and teach them to our children I think. I like all old things and sometimes I am living in the past. I like to live in the past...ReplyDelete
Very good photos and very good memories....
Hello Beck...you are right. We must never forget where we came from. I know, from reading your blog, you honor your family, too!Delete
What a wonderful post....I loved hearing their story!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comment....loved your post today. I'm still thinking about the lavender bowl!Delete
HI Meggie, I love looking at old photos and its good that you are looking after them. I always feel quite sad when I see old photos at boot sales and such because I know how much I treasure mine of my family.I wish I had photos of great grandparents, there dont seem to be any about in the family.ReplyDelete
Hello Anne....I know exactlly what you are talking about. I once bought a box of items from a sale that had old photos mixed in with other sale things. I always wondered whose family they belonged to and if they might be looking for them. I ended up taking them to the library, hoping some family would claim them.Delete
What a lovely post and what treasures to look back on. Suzy xReplyDelete
Hello Suzy...you know, the more I wrote about them, the more I realized what treasures I had in memories and photos.Delete
Meggie, I'll have to take a picture of my "powder room" filled with framed family photos. I love knowing where I came from and I especially love the treasures I have from my grandparents. XOXOReplyDelete
I would love to see your powder room decorated with family photos. I'm still thinking about your post today of the Bakewell Tart. The recipe sounds so delicious!Delete
We always said that table prayer when I was a child except in English. I didn't even know it was a German grace.ReplyDelete
I'm not so sure if it is a German grace or rather a Lutheran grace.Delete
Wonderful post of your connection to your roots, Meggie. The detail on your grandmother's dress is incredible. I wondered at the boutonniere on both men's left label. The flower they used is the same and probably has some significance? Just curious.ReplyDelete
Hi Janet....I'm now wondering where the flowers came from or could they have been artificial. I think they had silk flowers back then...Delete
how fascinating! and what wonderful stories behind those photos...ReplyDelete
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