A week or so ago frequent visitor to this blog Barb of the blog Thought Connection shared a wonderful Heritage layout. For a few minutes after viewing Barb's beautiful layout (that just happened to be digi btw) I mourned for the loss of my family's history to a freak electrical fire that took everything my grandparents had back in the Spring of 1976. A few days later I remembered all the pictures my mother passed on to me a couple of years ago and while they are not the best snapshots they would at least let me start constructing something of a Turner Family history. So here are the first pages of an album dedicated to my family's heritage. While you can definitely see these designs on any CTMH customer's blog you probably can't know the love and pride I felt creating them and for that I am extremely proud.
First page is taken in the mid to late 1950's and is my teenaged mother posing with new kitchen appliances. That stove lasted well into the late 70's.
Second page was taken on my parent's wedding day October 27, 1956. Sadly, there are no surviving photos of my parents together on their wedding day. My mother looks like a little girl to me ... times were so different then she was 16 and Dad was 18. They spent their wedding night at my grandparents house sleeping in a room with 3 other people. Imagine that in this day of stretch limos for proms!
The first picture is my parents sometime mid to late 1950's. This is one of my favorite photos of my parents. They look so happy and my Mom looks quite chic with her blouse collar turned up. After marrying they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where my Dad got a job that he worked at until a disability forced him to leave in the mid 1990's
The second picture I would imagine it's the same date frame as the others. Their look is so 1950's. My mom tells a story of how every dish they owned would be stored on the kitchen table as they couldn't afford a cabinet and her Daddy was their visiting and knocked the leg out from under the table and they lost everything. Hard to imagine Dad made $36 a week and Mom babysat for extra money.
As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!