Sunday, August 29, 2010

Summer Stock Sunday - 29











My vintage look at summer for Summer Stock Sunday, hosted by Robin at Around the Island.


















Yesterday and this afternoon, my sister is the guest of honor at two bridal showers - one hosted by our family, one hosted by her new family-in-law-to-be.

In the timeless ways of summer celebrations, another bridal shower was held for my mom in the summer of 1962 by her landlady, Mrs. Crete. Mom was rooming with her, while her family resettled themselves from a recent ping-pong move from Michigan to Canada and back to Michigan.

Here in this shot is the bride-to-be, my mom Paulette, and behind her on the left is her mom, Juliette, with her mother-in-law-to-be, Viola on the right. The two moms held a second shower in their daughter's honor in absentia, as Mom was already posted with my dad overseas during his three-year US Army service. They sent all of Mom's shower gifts through the army posting delivery to Europe.

I'll be posting pix of my sister's two showers this week for Thursday Thirteen, if you'd like to drop by.

Nessa says It was nice that so many people took care of your mom.

Naquillity says What great friends your mother had. Lovely picture. And congrats to your sister on her two bridal showers. May she always be happy.

Robin says As someone who lives far across the world from the rest of her family I can really appreciate this - friends really do become surrogate relatives when you're away from home. Congratulations to your sister!

5 comments:

Nessa said...

It was nice that so many people took care of your mom.

Naquillity said...

what great friends your mother had. lovely picture. and congrats to your sister on her two bridal showers. may she always be happy. have a great day.

Robin said...

As someone who lives far across the world from the rest of her family I can really appreciate this - friends really do become surrogate relatives when you're away from home.

Congratulations to your sister!

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artpredator said...

what a special photo and story! (I love photis of another time, and love these dresses!)

Junneth said...

Wow lovely picture.. a history to tell!