Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rednesday has a new home!


Joining in the fun for the very first outing of Rednesday at it's new home with Lillian, at Cottage Sweet Cottage

Thank you dear Sue for being such a great hostess, for so long!

A big thank you to Lillian for picking up the torch and continuing on with Rednesday!

I'm sharing a little sock puppy that my mom gave me 35-40 years ago now. WOW. WHOA. How can that many years have passed, huh?!  You can see in the second photo, behind his ear, that some naughty doggie tried to make a chew toy out of him many years ago. Thankfully I was present and able to extricate him from one very disappointed Siberian Husky in the nick of time!  WHEW.

And Georgie wanted to get in the act too this week since his cyber pal, Doyle, was on his mom's blog for Rednesday. He told me this morning, "Hey Mom! I'm kinda sorta red and I can do that stick my tongue out thing too, just like the sock puppy! I wanna show Doyle, he'll be impressed."

Friday, May 24, 2013

a 1942 wedding part two

Since you were all so very sweet and kind to me about my parents wedding cards last weekend, I thought I'd share some of their photos with you this weekend. 

Engagement photo 1941

Wedding photo 1942

Outside their first home in 1942 -
look at that cute apron!

My mom's aunt had a home on Lake Washington
in Seattle and my parents were married at her home.
These last two photos were taken there. I don't know
if they were taken before the wedding date or after?
From left to right:  
my dad, my mom, my dad's youngest brother,
who strangely makes me think of crooner Rudy Vallee
in these photos.  

There were many wedding announcements and 
invitations in my mothers scrapbook from her friends
... young women in love, eager to get married in 1942
before their fiances went off to fight in WWII.
My mother would later tell me how very many young men 
she knew lost their lives in WWII, the War to end all Wars.

Thinking of all those who have served and sacrificed so much,
with gratitude and remembrance this holiday weekend.

Joining in the fun with Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage
for A Favorite Thing Saturday.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

a 1942 wedding

I have been wanting to join in on A Favorite Thing Saturday but haven't been able to think of anything to post about until now ... my niece was married last weekend and that reminded me of some fun things I found from when my parents got married in February 1942.

I found my mom's wedding scrapbook at my parents house after my father passed away in 2011 - I was going to post a picture of the cover of it but for some reason Blogger won't let me upload any more photos?!  I also have a darling picture of my parents, shortly after they got married, outside of their first home together that I wanted to share today.  WAH!  Anyway, at least I got to upload some of her cards before Blogger pooped out on me ...

Joining in the fun with Claudia at
Mockingbird Hill Cottage on
A Favorite Thing Saturday

Monday, May 13, 2013

mister and missus

The Bride and Groom
with his handsome family.

The First Dance as Man and Wife,
my niece comes from a long line of gigglers

Friday, May 10, 2013

thinking about

Today I'm thinking about these two, sets of two ...

My brother, gone from us nearly 17 1/2 years now
and his daughter, getting married tomorrow.

Somehow, life goes on, the years pass, time heals,
the heart finds joy.

Tomorrow she will walk down the aisle to 
these arms that will hold her and cherish her ...

"I have found the one my heart loves"
~Song of Solomon

Friday, May 3, 2013

sizzling temps and brush fires

Southern California can be a lovely place to live ... except for fire season ... which can pretty much be year round these days, with our ever increasing temperatures and drought conditions.

One of the three ongoing fires here, the Camarillo Springs Fire, is right where my husbands dearest childhood friend, 86 year old mother lives.  YIKES!  We assume she's been evacuated - thankfully one of her sons lives close by. 

(My cousin and aunt [in my last post] live in very close proximity to the northwestern and eastern edge of the fire.) 

I need to be working on what I'm going to wear to my nieces wedding (in one week!) and figure out their wedding present (or rather the wrapping of it and which I am awaiting a shipment of crafty stuff so I can proceed - I know, down to the very wire, as always!) but I find myself pulled to the TV for the latest.

The temperatures are supposed to drop tomorrow and the humidity rise ... think a good thought.