~Mr. AGPMan's GREAT GRANDPARENTS~
Wedding Day Early1900's
Last weekend while visiting with my hubby's family I had a chance to really sit down for a bit a talk with his aging Momma. My Mother-in-Love is almost 82 now and is one of only two children still living in her immediate family. And so...to fill in the gaps of a long weekend we chatted about those we love that have passed on and other family things including my hubster's ancestry.
Ethel Eddie Simms
Now...I suppose it's important to tell you that the wedding picture you see above has sat upon the same dresser-top in my hubby's childhood bedroom for as long as I can remember. I think it was there the very first time I visited his home state and that was at least a year before we married...sometime in 1977.
What A Beauty
I'm a bit ashamed to say I never really asked all that much about the people in the picture... Too young and too immature to care I suppose.
~TINY LITTLE WAIST~
Back then I was into buying things and having things and doing things...
I distinctly recall feeling like there was still a lot of time to learn about family lineage and the like~
~STRICT BUT LOVING MAN~
Well...time is slipping by at a feverish pace these days and those we love who carry sweet memories in their hearts are pressing on in life.
They say with age comes wisdom. It sure does
have a way of refining us.
~FAMILY LINEAGE CHART~
One Of Many
What I learned about my Mr. AGPMan's Great-Grandmother was both interesting and heartbreaking. She married young and had many children. My hubby's grandmother, Helen Suzi, was born in 1908 and was the oldest of them all. Ethel (Eddie) Simms died while still in her early 50's of what is now believed to have been breast cancer. What is commonly understood is that she was denied medical care because her working hands were needed on the family farm...
I can barely even breathe that in....
~IMAGE PILLOW MADE FOR MY MOTHER~
Mother's Day 2010
I plan on taking one of the cropped images of Miss Ethel Eddie Simms and fashioning it into a sachet pillow for Steve's Momma for Christmas. You may remember a similar pillow I made last year for my own Mother that included a reproduced antique photograph of her Daddy and her Grandmother... Creating such things is surely my passion~
I'll be sure to share pictures of sachet later in the year!
~MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER~
Holding my Grandpa -1908
Thank you for stopping in to see what's new. I hope you are having an awesome Monday!
(Don't forget...I'll be sharing the WINNING NAME of my GIVEAWAY later this evening!!!! Eeek...I'm so excited!)
Life is good and sooo worth living! Blessings to you as you travel each day of it with honor, beauty and grace...
Love to you...