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September 1, 2018 at 10:04 am #21099CasselKeymaster
In September, it is time to talk about our grandparents. We might not have as many photos of them as we have of our kids, especially if they are not around anymore, but that is ok; you don’t have to have a ton of photos. A single photo of your grandparents is enough to create a nice page to honor them, or to tell some fun stories about them.
Do you have a page about your grandparents? You can show it below. If not, can you make one?
Looking forward to a little trip down memory lane.September 3, 2018 at 8:58 am #21119
Hi Scrapbook Campus. Photos I had of my maternal and paternal grandparents were lost in a flood but I shall work around that. I used the Scrapbook Lady Souvenir Template and made a couple of changes. The pic was a freebie from Pixabay. The papers were created by myself following tutorials from Cassel. The alpha I made using Cassel’s squiggles script. Thanks for takin a peek.September 3, 2018 at 9:17 pm #21165AprilDawnParticipant
great page Annie .. very creative idea to use the pic you found on pixabay to go with your story … love the whole page!
Dawn.September 4, 2018 at 3:33 am #21167
Love it, AnnieSeptember 4, 2018 at 4:43 am #21169
Thanks dear Dawn, most appreciated. <3September 4, 2018 at 4:44 am #21170
Thanks Michele! <3September 4, 2018 at 9:13 am #21171
Annie, what a great layout. I love everything and especially the journaling. Lovely work <3September 4, 2018 at 11:06 pm #21184DeLoris MusickParticipant
I don’t talk about my paternal grandparents, but my maternal grandparents walked on water as far as I was concerned. My grandmother “Granny Mayo” would take us fishing (she would tear her house dresses up and sew us play clothes) and bring her rifle. She would shoot birds from flight and tear them apart with her bare hands to bait our cane pole hooks. We would help her run clothes through her wringer washer and break up green beans. Our “Granddaddy Mayo” would take us across an old wooden swinging bring in his pickup truck (we were in the back) and the boards on the bridge would split and fly up in the air. We would help him hoe corn and never thought we were working. We were from Norfolk, Va (just dumb city kids) and they were in Eastern Kentucky (Floyd County). Sooo many wonderful memories of summer vacations as a child. My brother called drawing water from the well, getting home made water. They had running water, but used the well for drinking water.
The only picture I had of their home (my grandfather built it himself) was sooo damaged, I gave it a painted effect. It was on top of a hill. It had a smokehouse on the left and a root cellar below that. Their chicken coop was at the back of the house as was the barn. The barn was at the bottom of the hill so was the well. That tree had a swing in it in the summer when I was a child where I would help my Granny break green beans. Where all the brown grass is was all corn fields in the Summer! Great memories!
She was Virgie and he was LeGrand. His mother was a Blackfoot Indian. They are both buried at Jinny Wiley State Park, Ky in a track of land the state did not want and it was left a cemetery when the state built the dam/park.
DeLorisSeptember 4, 2018 at 11:12 pm #21185
I made my fifteen year old Granddaughter an Album and gave it to her for Christmas in 2017. the photos are taken when we were having a Play Day with her at the age of five. I titled it “The Dancing Chefs” and I used a purchased kit, Dance With Me by JoCee Designs.September 4, 2018 at 11:19 pm #21188DeLoris MusickParticipant
I have these 2 pages in my Siblings book. It is about my grandparents in Kentucky.
I’m loving seeing the pages here and the stories about them!
Hugs to all,
DeLorisSeptember 4, 2018 at 11:40 pm #21199
Wrong, I titled the album “The Dancing Chefs”. I have posted the first eleven pages here but just realized maybe I am not permitted to post so many photos here so I will stop now because I have eight more pages in the album. Forgive me if I am posting to many!September 4, 2018 at 11:56 pm #21200
Well it is late at night here LOL so I incorrectly stated the name of my granddaughter’s album again. It is actually titled “The Musical Chefs”, yeah I got it correct this time! Well off to bed I go.September 4, 2018 at 11:58 pm #21201
DeLoris I love how you did your layout and I love your Story, thank you for sharing!September 5, 2018 at 5:51 am #21205
DeLoris, what a beautiful way to honor your grandparents. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
Patricia, I don’t know where to look first!
~ MicheleSeptember 6, 2018 at 6:00 am #21212
Thanks dear Cristina, so glad you liked it my friend. <3September 6, 2018 at 6:05 am #21213
Oh My Gosh DeLoris! This is so lovely and you wrote so beautifully about your grandparents. Thanks Cassel for this lovely theme even though it has give me a few tearful moments. I would not trade those years for all the money in China … as my nana used to say, lol! <3September 6, 2018 at 6:11 am #21214
So beautiful DeLoris. What a wonderful childhood … a kind of magic really, that’s how I see it anyway. Love your work my friend. <3September 6, 2018 at 6:15 am #21215
You made me smile Patricia. Lovely work my friend, and it is a real treasure that Alyssa will look back at with delight for years to come. <3September 6, 2018 at 10:41 pm #21228AprilDawnParticipant
Patricia you have created a lovely memories album…
DeLoris … I think your Grandparents Home page is just beautiful.
well done to you both!
Dawn.September 7, 2018 at 7:18 am #21230
DeLoris and Patricia, lovely layouts, great memories. Well done!September 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm #21232
Thank you April and Cristina for your remarks they mean a lot to me!September 8, 2018 at 2:53 pm #21240trish williams
September 8, 2018 at 7:13 pm #21243
A lovely tribute to your nan Trish, delightful work … from the heart! <3September 9, 2018 at 3:45 am #21246
~MicheleSeptember 9, 2018 at 4:12 am #21247
Trish, lovely layout and memory.September 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm #21387
I wasn’t going to post this one as the truth can sometimes be cruel but I created it for personal reasons and then decided to post it because it IS the truth! 🙂 Not all grandparent relationships are happy stories and some are far worse than mine. I wasn’t going to pretty the story up because that would be telling a lie and I did learn a lot from mum’s parents. Thanks for takin a peek!September 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm #21388CasselKeymaster
Annie, you are quite correct. All people and relationships are not always rosy, and to think that is the case, is misleading ourselves. Yet, the story is what it is. Facts are facts. And even bad stories can still have their place in history (even if sometimes, we would rather forget it). At least, your story is safe in this layout as it is small enough to be hard to read.September 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm #21389
Thank you dear Cassel, very much appreciate your comment. <3September 19, 2018 at 3:12 am #21393
Dear Annie, there is no perfect life or a perfect family… I guess most of the people can say that the ideal family only exists in advertising. You created a page full of sentiment and that makes it beautiful. Well done, my friend. <3September 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm #21403
Dear Cristina, thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I take your comment and Cassel’s to heart for they are the truth of the matter. Much love to you both … Annie T
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