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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sepia Saturday #73: Family Weddings and The Family Calendar


I originally posted this last Thanksgiving, but that was before I knew about  Sepia Saturday, and since this week's theme is weddings, I couldn't resist.  I had another post planned, but I think that you guys will like this one a lot.  You'll need to scroll down a bit until you get to the sepia pictures, but they are there! 

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit, and Happy Sepia Saturday!

Kathy M.


Source:  Julie Anderson
My Cousin Danny and Grandma Jody (my Mom).
Photo courtesy of  @juliejulie

My Mom is so good to our family.  She helps to keep us bonded together in a very special way.  Each year she puts together a family calendar, with the best of the new photos and the best of the old photos that she can find.  Mom makes around 35 of these special calendars, which is a lot of hard work.  Then she writes everybody's birthday's and anniversary on their correct dates.  Mom wraps them in newspaper and hands them out at Thanksgiving, when we all meet for our meal at her church fellowship hall.  Thanks, Mom, for all of your hard work!

Mom is giving Maria and Dawn a sneak peak of this year's calendar:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Here are several of the older photos that she chose for this year's calendar:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Here I am, trying to get Angie to hold still 
while my little bro watches the attempt.



Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My great-grandparents, Ben and Litha Hedrick
are holding my Nanny.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Nanny grew up to be a beautiful bride!  From left to right:  My Grandpa and Grandma Traylor, Nanny, Great Grannie Hedrick (Grandma T.'s Mom), Uncle Chunk, Aunt Mardelle and Mom.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Here is Aunt Mardy when she was a baby.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 She grew up to be a beautiful bride too!  
Here she is with Uncle Frank.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
This picture is really old.  It is hard to see, but my great-great Uncle Hobart Hedrick is at the top of the part of this tree that is still standing up straight.  You might have to click on the picture to enlarge it.  He looks so tiny!  We used to have a lot of big old trees around the Pacific Northwest.

Anyway, I just wanted to show you that.  Happy Sepia Saturday and Happy Mother's Day too.


~ Kathy


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8 comments:

LadyCat said...

This is a wondeful photographic scrapbook of your family : )

Little Nell said...

Clever Mom - that way no-one 's birthday is forgotten!

Bob Scotney said...

What a fine family record. That calendar idea is superb.

Pamela said...

Your mother has such a kind face --as I would have guessed from the daughter she raised. The calendars are such a special gift. My daughter makes them for us, but only seven. I just love the idea of wrapping them in newspaper. The inclusion of old pictures makes them extra special.

May your weekend be filled with joy,
Pamela

Kathy A. Johnson said...

What a great project your mom does for your all--I bet everyone waits for his or her calendar eagerly.

Christine H. said...

Your mother was (and is!) a beautiful woman and these are great pictures. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Alan Burnett said...

A splendid collection of photographs. That last one is particularly fascinating - and I did eventually make him out perched there on the tree.

MuseSwings said...

Your Mom's calendars are a real treasure. Wonderful post

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