Friday, June 20, 2014
The sorting and organizing continues. I am uncovering treasure after treasure...working hard, but having so much fun!
I found this clipping in a box of papers that came from my grandmother and great-aunt. They died in 2000 and 1999 respectively...at 101 and 105. So, you can imagine how much stuff they left behind!
No date on this, but I am judging from the clipping's condition it is probably from the 1930's or 40's?? I wonder which of my ancestors clipped and kept this? What were they thinking at the time?
Funny how the sentiment still applies today...even more so!! Read the second verse about the civilized debate between the haves and have nots of society. Our current culture is so polarized...and we have been led like sheep to this way of behavior. In my opinion, our leadership ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE need to do better. Much better.
Have a great weekend, all!
Update: Looks like 1938 was when this poem was featured in the syndicated newspaper column. Love, love, LOVE my subscription to Newspapers.com!
It's pretty clear what was being talked about/debated in 1938...and obviously there was a desire for a more civilized debate even then.
How sad those who read this in 1938 would be to see how we tear each other down for sport these days...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
For the past four summers I have sworn up and down that I was going to "get those photos in albums." The ones I've done are fabulous...very simple and elegant, if I do say so myself...but I have a LOT of photos!
I'm not complaining. My collection goes back to the mid-late 1800's, because I have inherited a huge collection from a variety of ancestors. All of those have to be identified, catalogued, scanned, numbered and entered into my genealogy program as well (the amazing Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com). Then there are the numerous family photos of the past twenty-five years of marriage, children and family vacations. My goal is to sort these per child and also by the narrative/story of what was happening. Also, I am trying to assemble the books so that when I go to glory (many, many years from now I hope), my girls will each have a set of books.
|Christmas party, December 2013|
|Banquet ends off the table for every day family use|
|New Year's Eve Dinner, 2013|
|Genealogy sorting room|
I had my boxes of papers and photos in my home office, which is a nice large space, but also an interior room with no windows. I knew this project would probably take all summer, and I needed to be in the light. So, I've brought everything into the dining room.
Our dining room is one of the rooms in the house that is always sparkling clean and polished, ready to go. It is great for parties and dinners of all sizes, and I love, love, LOVE it. Because of its unique placement in the house, its table stays clear and never gets any of the clutter the breakfast room often acquires. So, this is a big step...with a deadline. But it was a good decision. The views from the two windows in the dining room are bright and pleasant and make it a very happy place to work! A lot of my Classic Preppy posts this summer will probably revolve around this project...so get ready!!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
|Image courtesy of Augustus Clemmer Mayhew/New York Social Diary|
Monday, June 9, 2014
I'll be back to blogging soon... Lots of traveling lately! Florida and Georgia....Lots of fun and time with dear friends.
|The amazing actress Morgan Brittany (right) with our dear friend and equally amazing actress, |
Judith Chapman, who'd just performed in Vivien. We were all in Atlanta for the 75th anniversary celebration
of the movie premier of Gone with the Wind.
|A very special trip to Florida to be godmother to the most precious baby boy in the world...|
He was sent straight from heaven!