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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Special Tribute




My contribution this week to VTT hosted by Colordolady will be a little different. I trust you find it to your liking along with all the other vintage items that will be shown by her friends.





As you can tell from the information below this photo, it was originally the home of the Brooks Brothers grandmother. Since these two brothers were doctors, in 1941 they turned it into a hospital. It continued in that capacity until the latter part of 1950. Around the end of the 1940's, they started construction on a new, brick, one story building. It was not your big, up-to-date facility, but was a great improvement over the one shown here. It still stands today, but only used for administrative purposes. Both doctors are deceased.

On July 24, 1950, a precious child was born at the old home place hospital. The hospital may not have been perfect, but the baby was. The only links left to this special day is the nurse, who is 89 and in bad health, the mother 79 and the(child) man 59.


You cannot be a Texas baby boy without cowboy boots. This is the first pair this special little fellow had.


Little rubber duck that he played with when he was given baths.

His first mittens. They are a little aged, but still a treasure.

One of his first baby bottles.

All of these are wonderful treasures and memories, but nothing to compare to the child. He is now a grown man with his own family, and one of the greatest blessings of my life. He is my son. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON"

27 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

What a wonderful special tribute to
your Son! Happy Birthday and those
Texas blue 'boot'ies are precious! ♥

George said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son. I hope he has a very happy birthday.

Donna said...

What a sweet sweet story!

Vicky said...

Happy birthday to your son and not to forget happy sweet memory to the great mama!

Postcardy said...

It's nice that you saved that stuff. Those boots are really cute.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post! And what a surprise! Happy Birthday to your son!

Vera said...

I wish I had something that belonged to my children when they were small, we don't think of things until its too late..
Happy Birthday to your son.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

ooooh what a gorgeous post LaVoice!!..i love that you still have those baby treasures too :)

Susan said...

This is the sweetest tribute I've read. What a wonderful story with that hospital--too bad it was torn down. Love the cowboy booties. Never have seen a black nipple on a baby bottle though...I'd keep that safe.

Coloradolady said...

This was great! Happy Birthday to my special cousin.

I had no idea LV you kept things like this....where have you been hiding them all of these years????

Now...I hope said cousin prints this out and keeps it, what a wonderful and special tribute to a wonderful man. Much Love to you TM.

Happy VTT!!

Angela said...

Such a sweet, sweet, precious post! I had tears in my eyes from reading it!

Happy Birthday to your son!

Those little blue booties are just way toooooo cute! I hope that you were able to get some pictures of him wearing them. I have a handmade sweater that someone made me when I was a baby. I put it on my daughter when she was a baby and took pictures. It is so precious and I Treasure it so much!

Happy VTT!
Angela

CC said...

Such a lovely, wonderful tribute to your son. I hope his birthday is as wonderful as his sweet mother.
Happy VTT to you both, and may you both have a lovely weekend.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a lovely post on your son's birthday.. and to keep those baby stuff till now and still in good condition just wonderful! precious memory! Happy Birthday

Dawn said...

Oh how sweet! Love those little cowboy boots!

Roslyn said...

You are something else to keep those treasures all these years! that's a mom for you!

Leslie said...

Your post brings tears to my eyes; thank you for sharing your son's birthday!

Lee said...

What treasures you have kept for him.

viridian said...

What a wonderful post. thank you.

Terry said...

I loved your post and Happy Birthday to your Son.

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Shirleymac said...

What great memories! You're a great mom to have kept these things all this time. I can tell you love your son very much. Happy Birthday to him.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Now that is an adorable post! Happy Day of giving birth to you!

Bea said...

What a nice piece! How special for your son that you saved all these things for him.

Hank - Joyce said...

A very special post about a special son and nephew - we love you both

RainGardener said...

What a beautiful post about the old hospital and wonderful birthday wish for your son. I'm so glad I found out about Vintage Thingies Thursday and also found your blog. I think I may have to join.
My Mother In Law gave birth to a special boy on that day too! LOL

Sarah said...

Aaah, what a sweet post...so lovingly written!

TLM said...

Thanks Mother for the very special tribute and birthday wish and thanks to all of the other bloggers for their comments and wishes. I am a very fortunate and blessed man to have such a wonderful Mother. I Love You. Terry

Carie said...

Meme, I truly enjoyed your post for Daddy's birthday! Happy Birthday to not only a special son but a wonderful Dad and Pop!

I'm with my cousin where does my Meme keep such precious and memoriable things? Daddy's boots were so cute...I enjoyed this post very much and I am so blessed to have an Special Meme and father! God is a blessing in so many ways....Thanks Meme for sharing....I Love you so very much! Carie