Thursday, April 23, 2009

~Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Petee~

My family photo this Friday is that of my maternal great-great-grandparents, Mary and Samuel, on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

From a 1920 Toledo, Ohio newspaper:
"Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Petee, observing their golden wedding anniversary, endorse the old-fashioned dancing steps. Though not prejudiced against the 1920 style of cavorting, these Toledo residents insist that jazz never can win them over. "The old turns and glides have helped to keep us young," they testify. Mr. Petee is 76 and his wife 74. Of ten children, four are living. They attended a celebration Sunday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Hogel. There are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Petee were married in Flint, Michigan (1870) and have been living in Toledo forty years."

This was to be their last anniversary. Samuel died later that same year, Mary died nine years later. To my grandmother, my mother and her brothers and sisters, they were known as "Mémé" and "Pépé" - French for one's own grandma and granddad.

I hope you've enjoyed my photo for this week as well as those past.

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Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a sweet special picture this is and the article just makes it more special. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Deborah, what a wonderful picture! A real Treasure and to have a copy of a newspaper clipping of that special occassion that I am sure they were so happy celebrating is out of this world! I love it when we can find stories about our greats. Don't you?

Diane said...

What a precious picture and so much the more since PePe passed away shortly afterwards. The news article just made it so much more meaningful. I love history and genalogy, so this was just thrilling for me! Thank you so much for sharing.

Many hugs.........


Denise said...

That is a GREAT picture. I think it is very cool that you have the clipping from the newspaper to go with it.

This is my first time participating in your carnival.

jeanne said...

Hello Deborah, I so love your awesome collection of family photos. They were married in a town in MI right next to the town where I was born. Small world. They are very pretty and handsome in the Victorian dress of the day. I will be 74 when we celebrate our 50th.

Have fun on your getaway. My daughter has that print in her bathroom. Oops I mean had, they have a new house now.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Montee said...

Your grandmother looks like she is so devoted to her husband and your grandfather seems to be thinking, "Yes, I have a fine woman."

ClassyChassy said...

Very nice photo - a special one to have in your possession! I love pictures like these!

Sherrie said...

Hi Deborah,
Wonderful family photo! The newspaper clipping adds so much to the photo! Thanks for sharing this. Mine is posted. Have a great day!!


Sue Jackson said...

I would love to have family photos that old. I'm not sure why I don't have many. I need to start looking through my dad's stuff more, he was a true collector and story teller.
Take care, Sue

ann said...

It truly seems all your relatives are very good looking people.and had long marriages...ann

Teresa said...

Hi Deborah, I love your photo, as always. And you are so lucky to have the newspaper article. You really can see the love and devotion between them. I love it.

have a great weekend,

byhisgracealone said...

This is my first time participating and I am so happy to join here...I have so many old photos of grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc...

I love yours..


Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

That is such an interesting article...tying dancing into their wedding anniversary! Great picture too! What a wonderful event when a couple can celebrate 50 years of love and committment!


Mary said...

Hope your trip to the sea was fun dear. Off tomorrow evening, thankfully my allergies are starting to bother me less - I've been feeling awful all week.

See you when I get back.
Hugs - Mary.

bj said...

Just stopping in to say Happy Pink Saturday..

~Tara said...

What a beautiful picture! Week in and week out I just love each picture more than the last one!! How great that your great great grandparents enjoyed such a long marriage and life together!

Sorry I;m so late this week, I had blog fog yesterday and forgot to post for some reason...someone say mashed potatoes?

Joyce said...

So nice that you have family history and photos also. Better yet is the newspaper article. I just received a photo of my grandparents this week but not sure how to scan it? It is the only photo I have of them. My other grandfather we have no photo at all which is so sad. When I look in the mirror I wonder if I look like him in some way? Thanks for sharing your family with me.