Thursday, August 27, 2009

VINTAGE THURSDAY, ENLARGED


The Easter Card from Daddy to Mother during WWII---see Vintage Thursday post, below this one. It's a paper doily, browning with age, stuck to a plain piece of cardboard with some little floral stickers. (Click any of these to enlarge).

DADDY'S ROOM:

I've had several requests to make today's photos larger, so that the pictures on the wall will be more legible. I hope this will suffice for perhaps reading the cross-stitch, etc.

PS Please don't pet the Dust Bunnies.


SAMPLERS, PICTURES AND CROSS-STITCH:



The green oval says: TO LOVE AND BE LOVED IS THE GREATEST JOY ON EARTH.

The white frame just to the right of it says: MOTHERS HOLD THEIR CHILDREN'S HANDS FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE---THEIR HEARTS, FOREVER.

And in those square-script letters beside the blue house in the pink frame, which was my very-first stitchery project when we moved here; he was at work all day and I was here and didn't know many people yet, so I think I finished it in about four days:

NO MATTER WHAT, NO MATTER WHERE, IT'S ALWAYS HOME WHEN LOVE IS THERE

And I find that my memory failed me in speaking of the little star in the "Valentine"---I've seen it so seldom of late, I mistook the holiday---it is an Easter card. The small pin on it was instead a small rectangle, white enamel with a thin maroon border, with a tee-ninecy star in the center.

Thank you all for the lovely welcome---I appreciate it. And the comments have been lovely.

3 comments:

Jane said...

Hi - Thanks for the comment on my blog and for taking the time to look up the medicine on the apothecary bottle. I had to go back upstairs where the bottle is displayed and look at the label again. It reads: P. Alumen. A very quick search on the internet and I think it could possibly be a compound of potassium and aluminum. I'm going to have to spend more time and figure this one out! Thanks again for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.

Southern Lady said...

Rachel, that is the sweetest card. I can just see your dad as a lonely young soldier in some far away land painstakingly cutting out those pansies and gluing them on the doily. What a precious and touching reminder of his love for your mother.

Anonymous said...

Was just reading an e-mail from Ashlea this morning. She said, "We had our last movie night tonight in this little house.  It was kind of bittersweet.  My boys on the floor with Shrek in the dvd player and pizza. "

They are moving next Saturday I told her that I remembered the agony I felt when we moved from the house on Claiborne Street in Greenwood. There were so many memories there, it seemed irreplaceable. I wept when the men were loading the moving truck and wept all the way to Jackson. And we were leaving the "big house' to live in a tiny little apartment until we could figure out the best place to live for the children's schools. Funny isn't it because, after only a week, I came to the conclusion expressed so beautifully in your needle work--NO MATTER WHAT, NO MATTER WHERE, IT'S ALWAYS HOME WHEN LOVE IS THERE. And so, my heart believes her little family will be fine once they are settled in.

Love you as deep as the ocean
Maggie