Sunday, February 12, 2012

You were wise, You were witty

Margaret Folsom Parker

My Grandmother (Mema) passed away a few years back at the age of 96.  At which time we discovered that she had saved the Valentines I had sent her over the years.  Those cards have come back to me and are now part of our Valentine decor

Also discovered, a scrapbook she created during her high school and college years...with Valentines, love notes and mementos.  Pre-dating those I sent her...and those of my Grandfather 

Junrio-Senior Banquet 1930

A page dedicated to a special Citadel cadet

a love note?

"If you ever want to know the meaning of this ask me when we are alone"
Oh Mema, scandalous!

What about "last night" Mema?

Wish I knew the significance of that stick of gum


a love poem

Feb. 14, 1930

you are wise
you are witty
you are single
what a pity

She wasn't single for long...for she met my Grandfather

Mema and Big Daddy


Anonymous said...

This post makes me smile.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

it's easy to forget our Grandmothers were "girls" before we all came along. Her suitors seem charming!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day.

pve design said...

What a treasure and a treat. My very own Grandfather gave us each a stick of Wrigley's gum when he took us for a ride in his old Ford. We of course had to give him our gum after the ride. I think gum was something of a treat back then. It was not appropriate to chew it in public. I still remember that smell of gum and looking forward to that ride with my Grandpa.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

easy to forget how little treats like a stick of gum and a ride in a truck were so special! And what was considered Grandmother got in trouble in for wearing "ear bobs" (earrings) in public while she was in college. I miss her stories of growing up, her scrapbook is a treasure

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Really special. What a treasure!

Gail, northern California said...

Oh my, your grandmother was beautiful. No doubt she had many, many suitors before the lucky man came along to steal her heart....your grandfather.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thanks Gail, she was such a lady

Denise said...

What a great post! My great Aunt Bea was a lady much like your Mema. So much fun, too! Happy Valentine's Day.

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