Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A surprise heirloom

Steve went back to the farm this past weekend for some much needed male-bonding-time (a.k.a. hunting) with his nephew and brother-in-law. While at the farm, my Grandma Ruth's niece, Joan Anderson, asked him to stop by her house before coming back to Fergus because she had something for me.
Here is a sweet picture of Joan, my 1st cousin once removed, with Angelique who was 4 years old at the time. Joan looks just like my great-aunt Genevieve (Grandma's sister).

And I never would have guessed what Steve brought home with him...

It is a beautiful 26 x 29 picture given to my great-aunt Genevieve and great-uncle Palmer on their 50th wedding anniversary by my grandparents.
This was a gift given 28 years ago in 1981.
My grandma did the detailed embroidery and I even remember her working on this particular piece when I was visiting with her at her house. Such a great memory!
My grandpa Rudy made the frame out of old barn wood.

It is a little hard to see in this picture, but the date is embroidered of 6-1-31-81, meaning June 1st, 1931 was when Palmer and Genevieve were married and their 50th anniversary was in 1981. Grandma's initials of "RS" are also stitched there.

All in all, we are very happy to have this new heirloom in our home and are greatful to Joan for thinking of us.


the mom~ said...

How cool! I LOVE the frame and stitching...special.

Lori said...

That is stinking cool!! What an awesome treasure.

Heather said...

What a fun and unexpected treasure! I love that she thought of you and how much meaning and love that it holds for you! Happiness!!!!