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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Family History Scrapbook Sunday - Grampa's Garden

My kids would probably be surprised to learn that I grew up gardening. House plants don't do well under my care. I figure if it's the plants or the kids, it's better to water the kids. Right?

My grandparents maintained a huge garden in the magical backyard. The flowers grew over six feet tall. The tomatoes were the sweetest I have ever tasted. They were perfect, warm from the sun, sprinkled with salt and eaten whole. You just can't buy tomatoes like that at the grocery store.

Gardening is hard work and not always fun, but I wouldn't trade a minute of the time I spent turning the dirt, planting the seeds, thinning the carrots or picking off the Japanese beetles. In fact, I miss those days learning under the expert tutelage of Bubba and Grandma. It's funny, I always thought of it as Grampa's garden, but it was equally Grandma's baby. She was just willing to let her Eddie have the credit. 

Happy Sunday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!



My Mom and Dad are carefree, smiling and laughing. How can you not love this photo? The folding chairs and folding cups are in use, so it must have been some kind of a special day. I see Mom's wedding band, so it was after they were married, and most likely after Germany. Good thing we will be visiting them today and can find out the details. 

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! We love you!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 1965 - Magnolia Tree

Grampa with the Magnolia tree in the front yard in May of 1965.

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!
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