Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday's Favorite Family Foto ~ Four Generations

frame cropped from a full page quickpage I did by Dani Alencar

I found this picture of myself (the baby) my mother, great grandmother and grandmother yesterday while I was looking for pictures to post. It was taken on June 17, 1961 when I was two months old.

My mother did not have a good relationship with her mother for many years and my mother adored her grandmother (my great grandmother) who raised her more so than her own mother. I spent many many years in the house in this picture. We lived with my great grandmother for a few years and then when she died when I was 16 we moved into her house. My mother sold that house about 6 years ago. It still makes me sad thinking that "strangers" our living in our family home. I wish it didn't have to be sold.

Deborah of Pictures Pots and Pens is hosting Friday's Favorite Family Fotos. Hop on over and see who else is participating and take a look at every one's family photos.
take care,


Beverly said...

Dawn, I always love these generational pictures. I know how much you loved your grandmother. It looks like she is holding a doll - oh, you are a doll.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is a great photo Dawn. I am sure there is not one of me with that many generations.

I'm going to have to look for one with Kelli, me, my mother, and grandmother.

I didn't get interested in scrapbooking until later years, but if I had back then I'm sure I would have staged a shot!
Hope you have a great day,


I love this photograph and your layout of it!!! Four generations.. that is amazing!!! I love you new look for your blog too!!
See you tomorrow for Pink Saturday!

Jeanne said...

Dawn, what a sweet photo of the four generations. Not everyone has the opportunity to take a generation photo. I remember when we sold our family home in MI. Family lived in that farm house for over 100 years. I never visit MI. without seeing that house. I am sure you feel the same way. It just is never the same is it?

Love ya, Jeanne

Tracy said...

Hi, Dawn! That is a lovely photo...and quite a story behind it. It's been a great while since a generational photo on either side of my family. With my sister having a baby in a few months, I hope we'll have some new, bigger family photos soon. Thanks for sharing today...and love that fun framing around your photo! Happy weekend to you & yours ((HUGS))

Smilingsal said...

What a treat to own such a picture!

I'm glad to hear that your mother had a good relationship with her grandmother.

Shelia said...

Morning, Dawn. Aw, what a sweet picture - look at the sweet little Dawn baby! Such a flood of memories flow sometimes when we're looking at old photos, don't they? Did you scrap this page or do a digital scrap? It really looks nice.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I know how you feel about your old home place Dawn . I ride by my g.mothers house sometimes, it brings back sweet memories. We lived with them for several yrs.

Deborah said...

Dawn, I love seeing several-generation photos. Finding this picture yesterday must have brought back a lot of memories for you.


Schotzy said...

Wonderful photo of the generations of your family! What a treasure! Thanks so much for sharing that!

Kim's Treasures said...

Great photo and scrapbook page! You have such lovely stories to share! Have a wonderful Friday!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great photo. Four generations. How wonderful for you to know your great grandmother. What a gift.

Jeanne said...

Dawn, just a thank you for your sweet compliment today.

Love ya, Jeanne

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Dawn; what a beautiful photo and story, I just love they way to write about your family and the love the shows through. Thanks for sharing part of your life. Have a good weekend.

Susan Hickam said...

Thanks for sharing your photo-I'm glad you got to know your great grandma-I only briefly got to know one of mine-Great Grandma Cordelia(I was very small but I remember her living with my Grandma Grace and telling us stories of Indian Terrority and covered wagons).

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh Dawn, this family photo is beautiful... old family photos like this one are so special. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Your blog is so pretty!