Playing dress-up around 1915 - my grandmother and her sister-in-law. I've found other photos of these two dressed in costume. I thought this to be an appropriate photo for my Favorite Family Foto this Friday.
My grandmother Clara (on the left) and her sister-in-law.
These fun-loving ladies have posted one of their favorite family photos today. Go take a look!
For I will consider the Rose For it is one of God’s perfect creations For its colors are those found in the promise of a rainbow For its petals are as smooth velvet For its bud is as an embryo For its scent can bring on a dizzying joyfulness For its prickles can cause great pain For its black spot causes much distress For its roots cling unto Mother Earth For it is presented to those loved For it decorates the funeral vault For it climbs o’er the country fence For it winds through the walled trellis For its thick hedge protects against enemy forces For it draws the bee to it’s spirited pollen For its hips are high in vitamins C and E For it can be made into sweet syrups and jams and teas For its oils add allure to intoxicating perfumes For it reaches for the warmth of the summer sun For it thrives on fertile, rich soil For it brings forth sweat from the brow of its cultivator For it takes on the names of aristocracy and commoners alike For it left its imprint on ancient fossils found For it welcomes those back who have been lost to our sight For it escorts the bride from maidenhood to married woman For it is held in a place of honor along with the victory For its domesticity was spread to the four corners by warriors great For it is gathered to the arms of the most talented contestant For it is taken into sickrooms for its medicinal beauty For its petals rain down on jubilant parades For it stands above all others in a garden For “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." For it is timeless Copyright 2006 Deborah
I love pink, but I don't have pink everywhere in my home. I do have some touches of pink around the house...and I have set aside one room for pinks, - I call it my Rose Room, however, I'll save that for another PINK SATURDAY.
This is a pink glass box that belonged to my dear mother. The top has a three-dimensional cameo on it.
In my Rose Room, you will see my Home Sweet Home pillow on a bed dressed with a pink spread.
My favorite family foto for this week is actually a series of photos. They are these darling pictures of two of our grandchildren. They were taken in October, 2007. Nicholas was a week from turning three and Kathryn had just turned five. Nicholas was in his 'make a funny face when the camera comes out phase. Kathryn, as usual was being herself...a little actress aka drama queen.
My blogger friends showing one of their favorite family photos today are:
October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came- The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.
The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses Maple In scarlet looked their best; All balanced to their partners, And gaily fluttered by; The sight was like a rainbow New fallen from the sky.
Then, in the rustic hollow, At hide-and-seek they played, The party closed at sundown, And everybody stayed. Professor Wind played louder; They flew along the ground; And then the party ended In jolly "hands around."
I found these pinks on my last trip to SUZANNA'S when VANESSA and I met there with MARY to say "Au Revoire" to Mary as she was leaving for a most fantastic trip to the South of France to visit with family and to meet other blogger friends.
Here is something our PINK SATURDAY hostess, Beverly might like - this pink Florida-inspired door.
Look at this darling Japanese Sake set!
A Japanese recipe for you from About.Com -
Steamed Rice with Edamame 4 servings
Edamame are green soy beans which are rich in proteins, vitamins, and fibers. Boiled edamame in pods is known as a healthy snack. Shelled edamame beans can be added in various dishes, such as stir-fry, soup, and so on. Adding edamame makes a dish more colorful and nutritious.
2 cups Japanese rice 2 1/4 cups water 3 inches kombu 2 Tbsp sake 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp salt 1 cup boiled and shelled edamame, or frozen shelled edamame
Put the rice in a bowl and wash it with cold water. Repeat washing until the water becomes clear. Drain the rice in a colander and set aside. Place the rice in rice cooker and add water. Further, add konbu, sake, soy sauce, and salt in the rice. Let the rice soak in the water at least 30 min. Start the cooker. Meanwhile, shell boiled edamame, or thaw frozen shelled edamame. When rice is cooked, add shelled edamame over rice and mix lightly.
The number of PINK SATURDAY bloggers have grown to such a large number - just shows how many of us love pink!
This picture of my great-grandfather was part of a coal-mining exhibition featuring four generations of my family. The exhibit was on display at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was blown up to quite a large size for display.
At age 34, my great grandfather arrived from Crook, England, via Liverpool, in January of 1882 on the maiden voyage of the SS Lake Huron. He came to America alone to pave the way for his wife and their children. My paternal grandmother was the first of their children to be born in America.
Having mined under the North Sea in England, he took on the occupation of coal miner in Kentucky and West Virginia. He was also a Methodist minister and carpenter.
I love old family photos with a history behind them.