Monday, March 16, 2009

Special Visits

We surprised my "Sweet Mom" at her job with a visit

bringing her great grandson to see her.

Mom was so surprised.
Me, my grandbaby, and my Mom, my bestest friend in the whole world.

My Sweet daughter with her baby and my Mom.

Granny holding her great great grandson, Davis.

My daddy holding his great grandson.

He had him laughing out loud. It was so cute.

Granny was telling me about when her and my Papaw got married.
She really could not remember when exactly. She told me that it has been 14 or 15 years since he passed away. Then she told me about during the depression. She didn't remember a lot. She did remember that they only got certain food items and only certain amounts of it. She told me they were blessed because they had a garden but she said they still ate "poor" but they didn't know it then. She said to them it was good food. She said supper would be a big pan of sweet potatoes. It was whatever they had. She told me that in her family before she married that there were 11 children in the family. 3 of them were triplets. She said that back then you had your babies at home. She said they had 2 peep holes to look through when their Mom was having her babies. She didn't get to look much because one of her sisters was the boss. She said the day the triplets were born they couldn't believe how many there were. She said they would take turns looking in the peep hole and see all those babies. When she married she had 6 children. I love talking to her and listening to her stories.

Baby & "Sweet daughter" telling Granny goodbye.


Alice Grace said...

Thanks for coming by my office today with Baby Davis and Mandy! What a great surprise, and I got to show him off to my co-workers who fell in love with him too!
Granny has a host of stories to tell I know of her life and how everyone lived. Listen well.
Thanks again for the wonderful surprise!

Sue said...

Wonderful pictures of everyone with your grandson. I loved hearing about Granny and her stories. Thanks for sharing!

*karendianne. said...

What a happy day and treasured stories from Grandma, too!!! Y'all have such a beautiful family.

Darla said...

Dang it! I need another tissue...your Granny brings back so many fond memories for me!!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful family pictures, Valerie. He was quite a handful for Granny.

Brenda said...

He is a precious baby boy! Davis seemed very content with everyone holding him! I WANT TO HOLD HIM TOO! Thanks for letting us see these pictures!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

those pictures are priceless! you have beautiful women in your family. and i love the story of the peep hole... that is so funny!

Janene said...

This is such a wonderful post!
The pictures of the many generations is so is the story of the depression.
Thank you for sharing all of this with us!

Connie W said...

Oh, what a wonderfully sweet post. So many photos to treasure. You should take a four-generation photo with your daughter and grandchild, your mother, and yourself. Your grandmother is your dad's mother, right? You could do a five-generation photo with him and your grandma, you, your daughter & baby...would make such lovely keepsakes. :)

Sandy said...

What sweet pictures! You are so very fortunate to have your Mom and Grandma still with you.
A wonderful grouping of generations.

Nicolescu Ana-Maria said...

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