Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happpy Mother's Day

This is a photo of my grandmother, my dad's mother.
The photo was probably taken in 1941. 
Notice her pretty hat, and her white gloves in her hand? I assume from the other photos I found with this one, it was taken on an Easter Sunday.  My grandmother was a school teacher when she was a young lady, and raised her four children on a farm in rural Kentucky, while my grandfather worked for the railroad and was a farmer.  When my dad was about 12 years old they moved to "town."  Neither of my grandparents ever learned to drive a car.  During my childhood years, they lived down the street from my family.  I have many wonderful memories of visiting my grandparents, sitting on their front porch, and eating delicious meals around their kitchen table.  I am blessed to have these memories.

Happy Mother's Day!


bennie and patsy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. My grandparents were very special to me also.

Bernideen said...

My grandmother had asimilar dress -probably from a pattern.

Charlene said...

Your grandmother was a lovely lady....loved the hat.
Happy Mother's Day

Lavender Cottage said...

Your grandmother is a fashionable lady.
I wonder if hats and gloves will ever make a comeback?
Happy Mother's Day.

Marlena said...

I think my great-grandmother - who lived until I was 13! had the same dress, in a photo from 1942, just before my uncle went to fight in the Pacific. She had a similar hat, although hers was probably navy. She loved her afternoon tea.

Susan said...

My grandmother dressed just like that!

Angela McRae said...

What a heartwarming story! And I hope you got to enjoy a lovely Mother's Day yourself!

Marilyn said...

You were very fortunate to have grandparents so close you could visit regularly. What a treasure.


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