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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Grandma's Family

I have a picture I picked up at a sale someplace don't even remember where now. However it is a small picture 8 x 10  inch that I found in which a huge 24 x 36 inch print hung in my Grandmothers Doctors office. She had asked her doctor a couple times if he would sell her this picture  to her because it reminded her of her siblings.                                                
                           
                           
          She never got the picture from her doctors office even after he quit his practice                                                  
                                             
 The oldest girl would be my Great Aunt Ollie with her back to us, born 1904  then she is holding Grandma's twins brother and sister Art and Julia ,born about 1913,then the boys holding the twins hands would be my Great Uncle Jim and Herb. My Grandmother born 1907  would be the little girl facing . The name of this picture is Ring Around The Posy
I have a small picture of my Grandparents in this little billfold size frame from about 1952 sitting by it now.

I must get this framed and I always wanted to write names across the children in this picture representing my Grandmothers brothers and sisters. This is about the ages my Grandmother's and her siblings were when her Mother died in childbirth. The twins were under 2 years in. Her Mother was Rosa Williams and is buried in Charleston Missouri.
I am so glad I remember her telling me this story and how this picture touched her heart.
My maternal grandparents were very dear to me my entire life. Grandpa Baker died when I was 17 and Grandma died when I was 48.
I am up in years now however I still feel like Grandma's girl
                                                             

Gosh did it storm here this morning, high wind and hail and a huge dead branch fell out of a tree at the back of my house and tore my phone cable away from my house. So of course waiting on repair man to come out and fix it. Possibly Friday sometime I was told ( tomorrow). Shingles on my roof tore off waiting on roofing company to call me with a date they can come out.


I took these picture with my iphone then sent them to my email as I was informed by a couple sweet bloggers. They are much clearer on my computer than posted.



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PINK Saturday




13 comments:

  1. What a sweet story about the picture. Glad you found one.

    xo Dianne

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  2. so pretty how you have everything arranged in that cabinet. Loved the story about the special picture

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  3. I have seen this picture before and also loved it. I hope you get it framed soon and write all this down on the back of the frame. Blessings, Nancy Carr

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  4. How nice that you found that print and have such memories of your Grandmother's story to go with it. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  5. What a lovely story about your Grandmother and her siblings. This picture must be very precious to you. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. Precious memories that last forever.

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  7. Hi Janice, what a sweet picture and a sweet memory and story to go right along with it! So sweet.
    Wow, you did get some damage. We did not over here.
    Talk to you soon!
    Gina

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  8. So glad you found this. It is an adorable illustration. How fun that it has the exact members of your grandmother's family. Yes, you need to frame this!

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  9. Dear Janice:
    What a darling picture and I recognize from somewhere in the journey of life. Perhaps in a book. We love Ring Around the Rosie as children! What a lovely tribute to your Grandmother. Hope you got things "fixed" by now.

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  10. Dear Janice:
    What a darling picture and I recognize from somewhere in the journey of life. Perhaps in a book. We love Ring Around the Rosie as children! What a lovely tribute to your Grandmother. Hope you got things "fixed" by now.

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  11. I loved hearing this story, Janice. thank you for sharing!

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  12. Oh what a great story -- and shame on that Doctor not giving or selling it to your gran. Amazing how it represents her and her siblings. Beautiful.

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  13. You have shared a wonderful story about your grandmother's family! How precious to have a copy of the picture that your grandmother enjoyed! Treasure in the memories! Blessings, Cindy xo

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