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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday--Portraits

It's Vintage Thingy Thursday and Thanksgiving Day.  I was thinking about my family and how thankful I am for them and remembered I had this gorgeous portrait of my Grandma on my hard drive! 

Isn't she beautiful!  This was probably taken in the late thirties.  I love the trim on her dress and the shear overlay.  And the pin curls!

She looks so feminine and helpless.  It's hard to believe she's the same Prairie Woman grandma my sister wrote about last year.  The grandma that shot rattlesnakes in her living room.  Who also shot a skunk drinking from the drip in her watercooler.  She did whatever it took around her home to get the work done inside and out.  She drove the tractor and the combine and helped work cattle. And she babysat her grandkids endlessly, spoiling us all rotten.  There was never any doubt that her grandkids were the smartest and most beautiful and handsome around.  She'd be glad to tell you about it!

She was (and is) a beautiful woman and she sure made a lot of beautiful memories with us. 

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Maureen said...

She is beautiful! And the word helpless does NOT come to mind!

BeachILike said...

Agreed with Maureen, she dress sexy too! Love the see-through top she had.

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Vonlipi said...

What a great woman! Thanks for sharing

Postcardy said...

That's a pretty picture of your grandmother and the dress looks very unusual.

LV said...

I enjoyed your blog so much today. I have lots of old pictures of loved ones. Yours just opened the door of memories for me.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely picture of your grandmother. I think she must be a very wonderful lady. Happy Thanksgiving.


Allison of Dominant Hands said...

Beautiful portrait. I love your Grnadma's dress!

Teresa said...

She is lovely and thank goodness for you a strong woman. Sounds like she knew how to take care of herself and those she loved. I love old photos.

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful and strong women, the dress is so pretty....don't make things like they used to, that is for sure.. Happy Thanksgiving.

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Love your post. Yes, a beautiful woman. My grandmother and greataunts were similar. My greataunt chopped wood for her woodstove while still in her 80's.

Miri said...

Beautiful photo and your grandmother sounds like a beautiful woman-inside and out!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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