Friday, February 08, 2008

Mom and Dad

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I feel so fortunate to have two wonderful parents. I always felt so loved when I was growing up. The photo in the frame above is my parents on their wedding day. World War II had just ended and my dad came home to marry my mom. The other photo is my dad as a young boy. I wish they had color photographs back then. My dad had red hair but I don't ever remember him being a redhead because it had already started turning brown and then gray when I was very young.
I just love looking at old photographs of families and seeing the family resemblances.

27 comments:

Glenda said...
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Glenda said...

Hi Cindy

Thanks for the visit today. Yes I ordered from that site. And I love the birdhouse. I was out in the thrift shops the other day and found a small white picket fence to put around the edge. It well look so cute when I am done. I'll put it on the site when it's complete.
Did you put the buttons on the frame ?
I too love the photos of my parents. They both have passed away, and I have their wedding pictures along with other black and white photo's of times we had when we were all young. Camping etc...
Thanks
Glenda

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You and I have so much in common..... My Dad was a redhead...they called him Red...I have a picture of my Mom and Dad on their wedding day... after WWII...
Wonderful parents are such a blessing....I spent the day with mine today... it was so nice
Linda

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Cindy what a lovely photo of your parents. It is wonderful to be able to have these old family photos. Love the frame they are in too.
Alison

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your are very blessed to have both of your parents! Enjoy them!!
ginger

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy My dad came home from the war and married my mom too! They were wonderful parents and I feel blessed tohave grown up in aloving supportive family. I love the photos of that generation after the war. There was something special about that generation. Rhondi xo

Tara said...

And how nice that you have them! Isn't it wonderful that they are in such a lovely frame!

Judy said...

Great photo of your parents, those memories are truely priceless.

I like the way you photographed your "memories" you do vignettes well.

debbiekay said...

Oh Cindy, you are so sentimental, just like me. I love my mom & dad so very much. I recently honored them with a huge 50th Anniversary party in my home.

Thanks for sharing a slice of your life with us here in blogland.

Love,

Debbie Kay

Rosemary said...

I love old photos too!
Have a great weekend Cindy!
Rosemary

AJ said...

They actually did have color photographs at that time. I have some of myself in color but the color is exaggerated a bit. Greens are greener, reds far redder.
I think it was just not generally used at the time.

A Romantic Porch said...

Neat post. I love the old pictures and button frame.

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Beautiful photos..I love the button frame did you make it? Oh I changed my blog address..it is shabbycottage.blogspot.com

shari said...

So Cindy, who do you resemble more...your mom or your dad?

Your button frame is adorable. Hmmm...I have some of my mom's old sewing buttons. I just might have to borrow your idea to frame one of my favorite photos of her that was taken when she was in high school.

JayJay said...

I love the way that women dressed back then. Their hairstyles, their very dresses, and their total femininity were charming. My Mom used to dress like that.

Cindy, I have another question for you. I have some neat old chairs that I would like to do in white. Would you mind telling us what sort of paint you used on yours? Spray or brush, flat or ?, and brand? You are the expert, so I hope you do not mind my asking.

Thank you.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a pretty frame you have them in!

Lisa said...

What a pretty vignette. Great pictures and I love the frame too.

Jen said...

How wonderful to have such fabulous keepsakes of your parents, and the frames are just perfect to set them off. Family phots are such a treasure.
have a beautiful weekend,
Jen

Robyn said...

Love the photos! Love them!
Hugs,
Robyn

Meg said...

It's not a surprise to hear you talk so fondly of your parents. Every time you mention them here, even casually, it's obvious how much you love them, and how much they love you. What a blessing!

Kim said...

FOund you through Nikki's blog - I pop in on you often - love your passion for your hobby. I will be back - I have old family photos in my home as well - I treasure them and almost eveyone sho enters my home asks about them.

Kim said...

FOund you through Nikki's blog - I pop in on you often - love your passion for your hobby. I will be back - I have old family photos in my home as well - I treasure them and almost eveyone sho enters my home asks about them.

Anonymous said...

Hi again, just wanted to come by to let you know how much I'm enjoying your blog. And a huge thank you for sharing the directions to the coffee filter roses. If you get a chance, please check out the ones I made (RMS). I love your style, you could do a decorating book and I would want to be the first in line to buy it! Ksarra

Mary said...

Oh Cindy, what a sweet post! They were obviously great parents -- they raised a generous, creative and hard-working daughter! I'm sure they must be very proud of you.
xoxo,
Mary

Devonia said...

Cindy, I melted right down to my toes when I read about your love for your parents. Lovely frames, too. Devoni

violetlady said...

Thank you for sharing that picture of your parents. On one of my posts I show my mother's wedding dress and a picture of my parents (also during WWII).

violetlady said...

One more thing -- my father was a redhead, too!!