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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Mother's Day Special




Since this the last Thursday before mother's day, I am featuring it for Coloradolady and her other VTT participates.


MAY ALL THE MOTHERS HAVE A SPECIAL BLESSED DAY.

The force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis. She organized it in Virginia and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Ms. Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. In 1914, Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.


These are vintage mother's day cards from the 50s and 60s. These were the last two I gave her. We lost her much too soon in 1961.




My grandmother often thought I was my mother as I got older when I went to visit. This is the two of us in much, much younger times.

After I lost my mother, I turned to my grandmother. She became mother and grand mother. She was one of greatest. I seem to have have more memories of her than my mother. She wanted to live to be 100 and be on TV. I assured her I would see that it happened. Unfortunately, she did not make it. This is the sweet lady at 97. She passed away at 98.

36 comments:

Jo said...

What a lovely tribute

George said...

This is a sweet tribute to both your mother and grandmother as well as all mothers everywhere.

CC said...

Such a sweet and loving tribute to the special women in your life. Ohhh,
how I miss mine. I remember my mother, grandmother and the elder women in my life every day, and give thanks that they loved me. You and your mothers pictures do look so much alike..how lovely you both are.
Happy VTT my sweet friend..and Happy Mothers Day..

Sandy said...

Wonderful post! I had two wonderful Grandmothers in my life which meant lots of love and great advice. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Coloradolady said...

Great pictures and really like the one of Pamma.....very nice tribute and yes, you do look like your mom! Have a VTT!

P. said...

What sweet memories you shared of your mom and grandma. You really did look a lot like your mom in that picture!

Teresa said...

You look just like your mom. My grandmother made it to 97, almost 98. I sure wish she was still here. I guess they are in a way because we keep on remembering them.

Annesphamily said...

What at tremendous tribute! Blessings to you my sweet friend! Happy Mother's Day to all!

Erica said...

Wonderful post and special tribute. Thanks for sharing :-)

heartfelt living said...

I just love your post. Your tribute to you Grandmother and Mother is very touching. Happy Mother's Day to you sweet friend.

Maureen said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! You and your mom look so much alike. Pretty girls!

Postcardy said...

It is so nice that you still have the Mother's Day cards. You really did look like your mother.

ewenique said...

I'm sure you cherish the cards to your Mom. I think this was nice of you to honor your Mom and Grandmother!

Grannys Attic said...

You sure did look alot like your Mother and what a lovely tribute to your mother and grandmother! Blessings and Happy Mothers Day to YOU, Vicky

Sandy said...

What a sweet tribute to your Mom and your grandmother! And you do have a striking resemblance to your Mom at that age! I can see why your grandmother would get confused! Thank for sharing!!!! Happy VTT!

AnnA said...

Hi LV!
I don't think we celebrate Mother´s Day, same weekend as in US, but I am not what weekend it is.
If I am not on duty - as I am the 3rd weekend a month - my husband and my children use to eat something yummie, but we don't celebrate it so much, and my own mother and my mother-in-law don't celebrate it at all.
Nice story, with vintage cards and photos you are showing!
Have a happy weekend!
Best wishes,
AnnA

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a lovely tribute to both your Mother and your grandmother! Unfortunately, I grew up without grandparents as all of them were deceased by the time I was 2. You are very lucky to have such wonderful memories of your precious grandmother!
And you look very much like your mother!
Debbie

~~Carol~~ said...

What a lovely post, LV! Grandmas are such special people, and I still miss mine to this day. Those cards are so pretty, and thank you for the history of Mother's Day, because I had no idea how or when it got started!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely sweet post LV. You look very very much like your mother! Wishing you a very happy mothers day XX

Oklahoma Granny said...

Such lovely Mother's Day cards.

I hope my grandchildren will remember me in much that same way that you remember your grandmother.

What a wonderful tribute to your mother and grandmother.

Sarah said...

Your resemblance to your mother is amazing---that is so neat :) I love the card with the parasol and flowers...I've seen that on baby cards before and just love it! Have a wonderful day!

Sarah

Diva Kreszl said...

thank you for sharing this lovely heartfelt post! mothers are our greatest treasure :)

Ann said...

LV-you really do resemble your Mom!!! What a great tribute. I own one of those cards, I think my Mom sent it to her Mom. Great post.
Ann

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful tribute! Definitely a super-strong resemblance between you and your mom. When my grandma got older she thought I was my Uncle Edward. HMM.....

Tammy said...

Happy Mother's Day. You do look like your mum and both of you are very good looking ladies. I loved the story of your grandma and the vintage mother's day cards.

Mrs. P. said...

How wonderful to have your sweet granny to age 98! You very much resemble your dear mother. The cards are gorgoeus! Happy Mother's Day!

Blessings!
Gail

Charlotte said...

There is nothing more precious than our time with our mother. I have always been very close to my mother and I dread the day when she is no longer here. The cards are great memory.

viridian said...

Thank you LV for your wonderful post. Let ous remember our mothers and grandmothers before us.

Miri said...

Lovely post! You and your mother certainly looked alike!

AshTreeCottage said...

You quite obviously loved your mother and grandmother very much. You are so fortunate to have wonderful memories of such kind and loving women. I am also sure that they loved you greatly as well and that you were a treasure to them both! I was very touched by your sweet tribute to them.

Love,
susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ann said...

A wonderful tribute to your mother and grandmother. Lovely photo's and vintage cards. Where I live we celebrated Mothers Day on 3rd March this year.

Stacey said...

You do really look a lot like your mother! And thanks for sharing a little bit about your family with us. It's always nice to learn a bit more about blogging friends. Happy Mother's Day!

Danica said...

Beautiful pictures and memories. Happy Mother's Day!

Matty said...

A wonderful tribute to them. Something tells me that you'll be the one who sees 100.

Sherry from Alabama said...

I have tears in my eyes after reading your sweet post. You've shared so many lovely memories. You look so much like your beautiful mother. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a sweet message on this special Mother's Day.

With love,
Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

The Thrifty Designer said...

What precious memories! Thank you for sharing them with us.