Saturday, May 10, 2008


These are Mother's Day cards from my Grandmother's scrapbook, my Mother's scrapbook and my scrapbook. They start in the 1930's and go through 2006

My maternal Grandmother raised 6 children alone in the 30's & 40's.

She had a hard life and yet was one of the most gentle, loving, sweet ladies I've ever known.

My Mom at 20 and I'm 3 months old

Looks like this one got in the gravy

I'm 6 months pregnant with our first child, a beautiful daughter 1965


but especially my

Mother and Mother-in-law &

my Daughters & Daughters-in-laws


Wendy said...

What wonderful cards! Those really tell a story from one generation to another. Thanks so much for sharing. You've lifted my spirits today.

Alison said...

what a beautiful post...Happy Mother's Day to you also.

thank you for your visit and your sweet comment, we definitely will miss Zack, but he will live on in our hearts.

Jan said...

Great memories. The family resemblance is very strong, not quite clones, but close.

Anonymous said...

What a special grandmother and beautiful mother. Who is that in 1965?

Happy Mother's Day!


Grand Life said...

Dear Paz- that would be moi

Mary Ann said...

Loved/loved/loved your unique post. Have a happy Mother's Day!

Cheryl said...

I love this post. It takes one back to a bygone age and a host of memories. Your grandmother was a special lady and that must be very heartwarming. You are all very beautiful woman.
The cards themselves are lovely, I imagine that you can smell age from them. I love that smell. I have an old bookmark and postcards that belonged to my Gramps and they smell divine.
A lovely post, I am so glad I dropped by.

ChrisB said...

You have some wonderful memories in those cards and pictures. I wish you a Happy Mother's Day.

Paul Pincus said...

Very sweet ; )

I love, love, love this post!

Hope you have a terrific day.

Pat said...

Hi Judy!

Happy Mother's Day to you, and all the Mom's in your family!

Those cards are all so wonderful -- I've saved evey card my husband and children have given to me in my 34 year marriage, too! Such great memories.

Hugs, Pat

Ex-Shammickite said...

I love those cards. Mother's Day is such a lovely day, a wonderful sentiment, a day to remember mothers long gone, and mothers-to-be.
My older son and DIL took me out to dinner and gave me a hanging basket of flowers and a lovely picture frame.
My younger son and DIL invited me to dinner at their house, and gave me a set of jewellery and makeup purses...
I'm so lucky!

andi said...

Wow! That post was EPIC! I love it. Your mother looks like she is 12 not 20 in that picture. Have you told the story of your grandmother raising 6 kids on her own? If so you can hot-link us back to your post about her. (I don't remember one.)

Grand Life said...

Andi- no I haven't told the story--maybe that will come later. I'm checking out the blog you recommended-- looks like a good one.


Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I am very interested in your family history from back in the UK. I shall be keeping an eye on your blog too for snippets from your past. What a wonderful post, and so lovely to still have the wonderful collection of Mothers Day cards from through the decades and the photos are marvellous too, lovely one of you back in 1965. I have put you on my list of blog friends, I hope that is OK with you? I hope all the mums in your family had a great day. x

Rue said...

How great that you have all those cards! You have very beautiful women in your family, including you.
I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!

rue :)

Beemoosie said...

What lovely memories and beautiful pictures!! Hope you had a great weekend!

PAT said...

I love this post! The cards and photos are wonderful!


Dana Jones said...

How sweet that you have this wonderful personal collection. Thank you for wishing your daughters and daughter in-laws a wonderful mother's day, also. That is so thoughtful of you.

Lori said...

This is so sweet! What a treasure you have in those cards and in those memories. Hope you had a lovely mother's day!

Ming the Merciless said...

What an amazing collection of Mother's Day cards!

And I love the photos of you with your mother, and the one of you when you were 6 months pregnant.

Cool photos!

Katherines Dream said...

Gorgeous........I realy enjoyed looking at your collection of cards. The photos of you, your Mother and Grandmother are really beautiful.
Happy Mothers Day to you too!
Carol xx
you have a different day to us!

Granny Sue said...

What treasure you have here. I loved looking at the cards. You were a mighty pretty baby.

Is that a scar on your grandmothers arm or is the photo just discolored? Six kids alone--what a woman.

Thank you for a lovely post.

Grand Life said...

I don't think it was a scar. I'll have to ask my Mom. I don't ever remember being aware of it.

Chris said...

A really great post :-)

*Rose~*~Scarlett* said...

How fun to have all of those cards! You mother was beautiful and you look like a great mix between her and your father! I love the dress your grandmother is wearing~