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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The letter "B"

Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday hosted by the very creative Jenny Matlock. Check out her blog and visit other "Alphabe" participants. This week we are celebrating the letter "B" and Jenny has a very cute story on her blog for this second letter of the alphabet.

My "B" this week is for my precious grandson Brandt who enjoyed the California beach in July. He had a ball running in the sand and building sand castles with his cousins.


"B" also stands for this Baptismal gown that has been in our family since 1914 when my 95-year old mother was the first one to be baptized in this gown. Since then, my daughter, my grandson, and I have all been baptized in the same gown. It is a true family heirloom.
These shoes are the shoes my daughter, my grandson and I have all been baptized in. They date back to 1948 when I was born.

These religious books date back to 1921. My mother's prayer book along with my prayer book and Communion book are in this photo with a lovely Lenox basket.


My final "B" photo is of birthday cake decor dating back to the late 50's or early 60's. My mother saved many things and I'm glad that she saved these cute vintage pieces. Note the record player in this photo...do kids today even know what these are?

This is linked to Alphabe-Thursday.

7 comments:

Viki said...

I love all the heirloom babptismal things. That's wonderful they've been kept all these years.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Brandt is adorable and how lucky you are to have the Christening gown and shoes. The other vintage things too! I'm a sentimental old fool and really enjoyed your post.

Jo said...

You are so lucky to have an heirloom like the gown ... what a wonderful family tradition.

Sarah said...

Brandt is adorable, and I really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful things. What a great mom to have saved such treasures!

mbkatc230 said...

Brandt certainly is a cutie. I love that you have all used the same baptismal gown. We have saved Cait's and hope that it is the start of a family tradition too. And those vintage birthday items are precious! How neat that your mom saved them. Kathy

kayellen said...

How adorable!!Your grandson is so cute~~~ and I love all the old cake decorating goodies..the record player is a fav:)

xoxo

Kay

neha verma said...

nice pic

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