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Sunday, September 14, 2008

A letter from the past -- 1904




My Grand Ma wrote this letter to my Grand Pa before they were married . Grand pa was working in an other state and they missed each other very much . He must have kept it and brought it home with him . I found it in my Mom's things after she passed on .
If Grand Ma only knew that a letter she wrote when she was 18 would mean so much to her family .
This is their wedding picture .
They must have been in their 50's in this picture .
Grand pa passed a short time later .

Grand pa was a very hard worker .
He worked at a Creosote plant , treating railroad ties .

They didn't have electric or an inside bath room ,
but had an out house with a catalog handy to read or well you know what that's for .
Always a bucket of lime to put down the hole to cut down on the smell .

Mom was their first born .

They had a big happy family .
Grand pa passed in his 50's when I was 2 months old and Grand ma in her 70's . I was 15 and that was so hard on me , I loved her so much .
I was blessed to have her that long .

10 comments:

Mari said...

That letter and pictures are treasures. I have done a heritage book with pictures and information going back to my great, great grandfather when he immigrated from the Netherlands. I find these things very interesting.

beddow said...

How precious! You are so blessed to have that and your pictures.

Picket said...

Morning girl...love the new header and what a great post girl!!! What treasures and memories you have sis! I hope you are all well and safe..thanks for coming by and you take care and have a great week!

Tanya said...

I just love love love your pictures. I could look at them all day long! YOu have a great blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by mine! Another new blog friend-yay!!!

Have a wonderful day!

bj said...

Oh, my, you do, indeed have treasured memories.
I hope you are doing good.
Have a blessed day,
bj

Jessica said...

Mary~ I love all your pictures; your new header is beautiful and so heart felt. I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers. We still feel like we are in recovery mode from the hurricane but we know we are truly blessed. I am so thankful to have a friend like you.

Hugs~ J.

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a wonderful treasure to have that letters and those great photos.

Hugs,
Joanne

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

i loved this post. You are very lucky to have that letter. And the wonderful pictures!! Thanks for sharing your treasures.
Hugs, Terrie

Jessica said...

Mary~ You've been tagged. :)

Hugs~ J.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Mariah! What a precious post about your family. I know it was hard on you when you lost your grandma...they hold a very special place in our hearts that no one in this world can fill. I know that you know...you will see her again one day. I love the old pictures and the sweet letter too...pricelesss treausures they are. Hope you have a great week!
xoxo,
Queenie