Monday, March 5, 2007

Early Years


I was going through some old photographs and decided to post this one of me and my 12 year old sister, Marion, taken in 1938.
Marion was so beautiful. She had dark brown hair and blue-blue eyes. I was blond with hazel eyes. My mother was 19 when Marion was born and 31 when I was born. My father was 52 when I was born. (I invite you to read my tribute to my father which I posted earlier.)
Marion died in 1985 of cancer. She was 60 years old and far to young. She preceded my mother to Heaven by 5 months. My mother grieved horribly over her death. I missed them both so much.

19 comments:

Just Mom said...

That is such a beautiful photo of the two of you. I love how she seems to be protecting you. I would love to read stories about how close you two were.

Heidi Jo said...

What a beautiful picture. There is nothing that compares to photography from that era. I have many photos of my mom and grandparents in my home and they are the best pictures I have!

How nice it must be to think of the two of them together in Heaven though.

Pam said...

What an awesome idea! you both are beautiful! I love the old photos of my family members.

weavermom said...

I'm sure you still do miss them - aren't old photos a treasure?!

I want to say thanks for all your kind words about my Grandma too. She's doing great!

Happymama said...

Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog. It's nice to "meet" you.

I love the picture of you and your sister. It's really sweet. I just received some pictures in the mail today from my Aunt and they were of my dad when he was quite young and quite good-looking. :)

Hope to hear from you more.

~Kristi

Momma Roar said...

Precious photo and memories!

Lori B said...

That is a beautiful photo.

Sheri said...

Aww, what a beautiful picture. So sweet.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Just a beautiful picture of you and your sister. It speaks volumes. I almost lost my sister about a year ago and I am so thankful I still have her. I have 6 sisters but none can take the place of any. Connie from Texas

Linds said...

What a lovely photo, and I would also love to hear more about your sister and you growing up.

Candy said...

very sweet!

Hugs,
Candy

Susie said...

What a gorgeous photo. It is such great quality. I am so sorry that you lost your sister at such a young age, and your mother so shortly after that. It is so nice to have photos to remember those we love so dearly.

~ Amy ~ said...

What a great picture. You were such a cute baby.

Beemoosie said...

Very nice to meet you here. Such a lovely picture, I hope you have many sweet memories.

Jungle Mom said...

I am enjoying your memories. Thank you for the kind comments and encouragement on my blog.

Just Theresa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to see you there often.

I like your blog. I'll be back. lol

Just Theresa, in Texas.

jennifer said...

Dear Susan,
I just read the tribute of your father. How wonderful that your mom and dad met. I am a transplant to southern New Mexico(14 months) and I love it!
My dad died 2 months before I was born and I too have a tribute on my website. There's actually 3, No More 12-23-06; The Left and the Fallen Soldiers 2-13-07; and The Iraqi Quagmire 1-10-07.
I hope you stop by and visit my blog(penofjen.blogspot.com). from penofjen to penless writer good day!

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks so much to all of you for commenting on this post. I truly appreciate it.

Candy said...

Hiya! To answer your question..
My blog is being made by Susie at www.bluebirdblogs.com . I have the link on my first post which is at the bottom of my blog too..
She is awesome - you should check out some of her work! My blog will be ready at the end of this month probably. Mine will still be on the plain side as Im a very plain person..I like simple but pretty things :)
Hugs,Candy