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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Vintage Birthday Card

The fourth of August was my mom's birthday, she has been gone now for seventeen years, but I have lots of sweet memories and lots of photos of her.

Something else that I have is a birthday card that she received when she was ten years old.  Isn't this special?  It is from 1945.

It appears to be from her cousin Lucille and her Aunt Ethel, from California.

I love the old keepsakes that I have.  I have several of her cards and photos.

 They are in my living room...

...I have them everywhere, seeing them every day brings me a lot of joy.

These are on the window sill near my computer.
Do you enjoy old photos of your family?  Do you have them where you can see them every day?

I am joining Good Life Wednesday for the first time.  Go over and say hello to Sarah.

Have a beautiful day, my friends and thanks so much for stopping by for a quick visit, be sure to leave me a comment, then I can be sure to visit you back!

~Wishing You Love In Your Heart...Peace In Your Soul...And  Joy In Your Life Always~ 


Rhonda said...

Hi Cindy, what a sweet card and what a sweet keepsake to still have.

You are right in remembering that you had some fun summers in Oklahoma when you were younger. The weather here is usually fine and just normal seasons. But July was the hottest month ever in Oklahoma since records were started back in the 1800s. August is shaping up to be a record breaker too.
It was 110 in my town today :(
I am glad your Okie aunts are staying in and making do the best they can.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great post Cindy! How wonderful it is that you have all these great keepsakes. Love all the old family photos you have around too. We have a lot of old family photos also. I don't have them out and displayed. There all in photos albums but we love looking through them, reminising! Martina

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lovely post. I know memories are important but I think the tangible things are just as necessary when you've lost someone you love. Something to hold and look at. Your photos are wonderful. Aren't you amazed that your mom kept that card all those years? Have a great week and enjoy these dog days of summer.

Pondside said...

Sweet memories - lovely to have these things to hold onto as you remember.

Anonymous said...

I love all your old photos, and yes...I do have MANY of my own. One whole wall in my sitting room is old pictures on wall hung plates! I'll have to show you sometime! Loved the vintage card as well! Great post as usual! Karen~Pink Parsonage

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The birthday card is very special and I am glad you have it . My Mom has some cards from her childhood which I will take care of someday. The cards from the past are so sweet in their simplicity.

Linda said...

How fun to have such a special and sweet old card! I can see why you would want to have such mementos around you in your daily life!

Danielle said...

How amazing to have that little piece of history. I love it.

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Cindy, stopped by for a quite visit. Great post as always. Old photos are so important, just the other night I spend three hours going through my old albums, what fun I had.

Gail said...

Beautiful post Cindy. I too have old photos and I love having them displayed throughout my home.

Have a wonderful day my friend,

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a sweet card. I save every card I receive knowing someday they will be some of my most cherished possessions with the signatures of my loved ones. Especially the ones filled with notes from my Mom. Love the little grouping of frames.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What wonderful keepsakes, Cindy!

traci said...

that is truly a treasure. i love old photographs. whether they are my family or someone i don't know. they just make me smile.

Kathy said...

Hello Cindy, Love your treasures! My mother passed away over 10 years ago. I miss her so much! Love your photo frames - they add so much to the pictures!
Hope you have a great day,

abeachcottage said...

What a lovely card and the pics you have of your mother are certainly treasures. Thanks so much for joining Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays linky party.

Pamela Gordon said...

Isn't it nice to have old cards and reminders of our beloved family? This card is sweet. I noticed how much you look like your mother. ;-) Blessings to you my friend as you remember your sweet mother. Hugs, Pamela

podso said...

1. I love this post...I have many old photos around me.
2. Your frames are so sweet--especially like the key hole one!
3. I love history--especially that of my family
4. Seeing your little chair made me realize this is exactly what I need to do for our chair sitting in a similar place. Thanks for the inspiration photo!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a very special keepsake!! Love old photos. I am the guardian in my family.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! How sweet to have this olden birthday card of your mother's. I love to see photos of my relatives too. The ones whom I've never met but she their faces, makes me wonder about their personalities, likes and the such.
Pretty little site on your ottoman.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

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Sue said...

Love this post about Mom even though seeing in print how long she has been gone brought me such pain. How could she have been gone from us for so long?!
I love old family photos too. Your picture frames on the window sill are sweet. The keyhole frame is darling & so unique!
xoxo Sue

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! What a cool card! You're so lucky to have such special remembrances around you.

Tamera Beardsley said...

What a beautiful and heart warming post, your blog has such a warm homeyness, it is always such a pleasure to stop on by!

Carol said...

What a treasure the card is! Yes, I, too, have many old family pictures displayed where I can see them every day. As well as many old family "things", like dishes, furniture, etc.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

It's nice to reminisce about your mom and enjoying her things!
...I'm trying to create some of those moments for myself.


Shelia said...

Hi Cindy, I'm back to wish you a wonderful weekend ahead!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sheila said...

It was nice to see the memories of your family you have throughout your house. my parents are here and there and I love seeing their faces in various frames throughout the house. Thanks for the picture of the red and yellow quilt that was on the rocking chair last time you posted. I recently got a collection of small pieces of children's fabric and was thinking about how to frame them in a quilt. I have my answer now!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is such a lovely post. How fortunate you all to have all of these photos and cards to remind you of your loved ones. Have a great weekend.

Ana said...

What a sweet little treasure. I love holding on to items that belong to loved ones. I feel that keeping them close helps keep their memories alive. Thank you for sharing, my sweet friend.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Dearest Aunt Cindy <3
Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures of Grandma :) She was such an elegant woman, I love those pictures of her, and you have them in such beautiful frames! Her daughters sure do a great job demonstrating her character, I'm sure she would have been SO proud of the 3 of you!
~BIG Hugs~

Anonymous said...

Lovely post. The years pass so quickly. Only 2 more years and I will be the age she was when she died. That seems so hard to believe. We are so mortal. So many sweet memories. I still miss her so. My blessing is that my newest daughter-in-law shares her birthday.