Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Saturday Evening Toast...

To my Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Yancy Launius, first of Bloomfield, then for the next 50 years, Essex, Missouri.

E.Y. and Gertrude...

'Lish and Gertie...

The tuberoses blooming make me think so much of them...

I've read that our sense of smell can evoke the most vivid memories, and I believe it.

My daughter Katie thinks Grandma looked like Kate Winslet ~

Grandpa looks like my oldest son, Mark...(that should be the other way around...;^)

So young, in 1916.

Grandpa was born 100 years before my youngest son, Jonathan; 1894...1994.

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The little sugar bowl and creamer were a wedding gift from Grandma's mother...I'm so pleased to have them...♥

I'm making my post short, computer keeps freezing up...
Maybe my fun PicMonkey is to blame?

Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful, (rainy, where needed) Sunday...

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  1. What a lovely post.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Great photo of your Grandparents--and isn't it fun to find family resemblances.

    I use Pic Monkey all the time and haven't had any maybe that's not it.

  3. A beautiful photograph and treasured china heirlooms. It's so lovely to have items that connect us to our family and the past and evoke special memories. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  4. A lovely post and what lovely, precious family treasures you have!

    I agree about the sense of smell. I opened a sewing tin the other day that belonged to my Mom, and its smell filled my head with memories too.

    Enjoy your Sunday!!

  5. Anne, I love the photo sitting beside the sugar bowl and creamer. A nice tribute to your g.parents. Smiles, Susie

  6. What a gorgeous photo. The creamer and sugar bowl is just exquisite.

  7. What a sweet post honoring your grandparents. Weren't they a sweet looking couple? How wonderful that you have the little sugar bowl and creamer.

  8. Hi Anne...Nice post of remembrance.

    You are right about the sense of smell helping us to recall scenes of the past. It's so true.

    No rain here, even though we need it. At least the oppressive heat has lifted. Take care. Susan

  9. Hi, Anne,
    Such a sweet and heartfelt post to your grandparents. They are a very handsome couple for sure! Yes, I think smells can bring back many wonderful memories. I, too, have special memories of loved ones tied to particular flowers. My maternal grandparents had a huge trumpet vine at their home. I always think of them when I see one. Have a blessed and happy Sunday my friend~ Vicki

  10. What a sweet post.and yes, the smells seem to linger..Hope you are having a good weekend...wish ours was wet!!

  11. Fun picture, I love the composition and the story.

  12. What a lovely love love

  13. Such a sweet post. Love the picture!

  14. Ann what a sweet right about smells evoking memories...When I catch a whiff of lilacs I too remember my Grandma. Your sugar and creamer are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing...computers can't live with them can't live without them - lol hugs Pixie

  15. Hi Anne...
    What a delightful post!
    I love that picture.
    What a treasure to have the picture, and the sugar and cream set.

    Have a great week!

    Smiles :)

  16. Cheers! :)

    Nice picture, great memories. Thank you for sharing.

  17. A sweet tribute to your grandparents.They are a cute couple.

  18. Enjoyed your story of the tube roses and your grand parents.. so Nice. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following you back.. Hugs, Cindy


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