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Thursday, January 21, 2010

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This photo album was given to my husband 5 years ago by his Grandmother who is still living.  She wanted him to have the history of her family with these pictures.  She was kind enough to number each page and tell us who everyone was, and their birth and death dates.  This is so special to us and we keep it out all the time so we can look at it.  I always laugh because first of all I want to  know why does everyone look mad and old even before they where old? LOL......Thanks for looking!

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Blogger Jemsmom said...

That is beyond a treasure!!!!!! How priceless. I would give anything to have something like that especially on my mother's side. She passed away in 1997 and I don't know very much about her family at all. They were never very close and now that she is gone, I don't have any contact with them. I would give anything to know more and need to get off my tail and do it. I have a family wall that I am doing in my hall and I am trying to get lots of old pictures. I have my husband's grandfather's first communion picture that I love. Family is a gift and what a treasure you have to share with your boys. By the way, they are sooooo cute! I love that picture of them!

January 21, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Kelee Katillac said...

What a lovely heirloom! Pictures of family are priceless! I am so happy you have them....

love, kelee

January 21, 2010 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger vignette design said...

What a beautiful photo album, and it's in such excellent shape. What a gift! I love that your husband's grandmother is still alive to tell you who these people are. Such a happy bunch! I find it hysterical that in all the old pictures, people look mad!
My Grandmother gave me a similar album, but it was in poor shape and I don't know who the pictures are of! Thanks for sharing. --Delores

January 21, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Luvdsun said...

This is priceless. We have family albums with 1800-1900's photos from both sides of our families. I often wondered why everyone looked so mad too. A photographer friend told us with the powder they used in the day to make a flash to take the picture, they never knew how long it would take to take the picture, so they just sat there and the people never knew when to start smiling. Then all of a sudden a BLAST would happen and it took the picture. No one smiling. That's crazy but I believe it. What wonderful memories we have in those pictures. We'll keep them forever. We are too grouping all our family pictures on my hall wall. They are such conversation pieces for everyone.

January 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Thanks everyone so far for the comments, it is a treasure, and I often wondered how many other people have such a treasure. And Lora that story makes sense, however they still looked old before their time. And look at the kids in their fancy desks, they look pissed off to be in school LOL!!~ Well that is still in today's generation too! But the kids have small generic looking desks now!

January 21, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Luvdsun said...

Debbie...LOL They do look pissed. That is so funny. Those were the old days...Lora

January 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You are very blessed to have received this and with all the history and names. It's just lovely and priceless.

January 21, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Lenore said...

Oh, how I love vintage photos and family heritage albums. You are very fortunate your grandmother in law gave that treasure to you and that she knew and named the people in the photos!
I too have lots of family photos and I am always working on putting them together in albums.

January 21, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Family treasures are so wonderful! Those are great! Even better knowing who everyone is! Your children will cherish when it's their turn to be the custodians of such wonderful family history!

Cheers!
Tina

January 21, 2010 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Farah said...

Thats something very great you have, its a history of life in your ansectors, I hope your kids too will also respect it... its really great...

January 22, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

What a beautiful treasure!

January 22, 2010 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Debbie~ said...

What a wonderful family treasure!!!It's not only a family heirloom, but so beautiful too! How lucky you and your husband are to have such a wonderful caring Grandmother! Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

January 22, 2010 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger kim said...

Look at those cute boys!! That is a great treasure you have received. So many people have no idea about the history of their family. One of my husband's sister has been looking through old pictures of their family and has made copies and shared them with all the siblings. It is funny how they all look so mad. I haven't seen any old photos on my side of the family, but my mom does have a book that was published for them with our family tree history in it. I am a descendant of Betsy Ross that made the American flag and to one of the signers of the declaration of independence. It is neat learning the history of our family.

January 22, 2010 at 7:38 AM  
Anonymous little bertha said...

what a treasure you have! do you see family resemblences in the old ancesters? my nephew made cds of all the old family albums about 5 years ago. i just put them in a box and forgot about them until my oldest sister got them out and showed me how to view it on the computer. and WOW! ! i'm still living in the past. i cant beleive how interested my grandchildren aras well . my father was quite a photogragher and took photos of a parade for the boys leaving for world war 1 and another of them returning. then another of the women working on the railroad because their werent enough men around.the personal photos dont have everyone looking mad as you say ,but yes i understand about the professional ones. your boys are beautiful! dont tell them i used that term for them , but they are. dorothy...

January 22, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent!!! As I'm into working on my family's genealogy, I really appreciated this post.

My show n tell is nothing but January Clearance items that I found if you'd like to view them....

HERE

Would really enjoy your company today if you have time to stop by.

January 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Imagine our kids today on such school banks, lol ! and dressed that way.

January 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

What a wonderful gift your husbands grandmother gave you! It's so nice that she wrote down who everyone was. In this day & age of having everything new & shiny, it is so special to have some things that tie us to our past. If you don't already have this information, have his grandmother write down (or record)how she & others came to this country & what they did to earn a living. I'm sure the stories are fascinating!

January 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger xinex said...

That is a very pretty photo album, how unique! I love the picture of the school children sitting on the old school chairs. I often wonder myself why nobody smiled when their pictures were taken in the olden times...Christine

January 22, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful album and a treasure to have. I know what you mean about how they looked in those pictures. When I look at old family photos then hear how old they were - not old by today's standards, I have to look myself in the mirror to reassure myself that I don't look that old. :-)

January 22, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger linda said...

i just loved seeing that album it is a wonderful treasure :)

January 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger LKristine said...

How lucky you are to have this! That's awesome she took the time to write all that information down and give this to you! This is a irreplaceable gift that can be cherished forever and passed down for many generations! ENJOY!

January 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM  

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