Monday, July 13, 2009

Dream


It is week three of Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Challenge. This week participants are to use the resist technique. I chose to use CHF's new Vintage Text along with Printworks' Rose Colored Glasses and Inkadinkado's Dream Sentiment. DP is from K & Company's Ancestrey Pad.

This is a baby picture taken in 1920 of our son's Great Uncle John Foote, more lovingly known as Uncle Jack. Uncle Jack was one of the most loving and kind people I have ever met. Although he was only married for one year and never had children he had a profound love for them and they sensed it from their first encounter with him. He had an unassuming manner and was the kind that did not stand out in a crowd. Uncle Jack was always there to do whatever needed to be done for anyone and without complaint. Besides this he had a profound love for God. When our fourth child arrived who happened to be son number one we couldn't help but name him after his Uncle Jack. Our son had three years to get to know Uncle Jack before he went home to heaven and for that I am thankful. As a mother it is my dream if he grows into half the man his Uncle was we will truly be blessed.

The booklet was published in 1888 and is filled with words of wisdom. It was with Uncle Jack's belongings. Although Uncle Jack did not have a lot of possessions, I can't help but think his mother and grandmother would think of him as being successful! I used photo corners so I would not harm this gem and I adhered my flowers on the corner and outside edge of the booklet.

The poem entitled Mother's love was written in 1893 by Poe. It reads:
"I feel in the heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can know, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of mother."
And as you can probably guess this describes Great Grandma! So there it is in a large nutshell a little bit of our family history and love! Thanks for bearing with me and I hope you have a day filled with love and memories!!

7 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is AWESOME ... what a wonderful story ... thanks so much for sharing it with us!! Uncle Jack sounds like a person I would have loved to meet! He obviously succeeded in doing what he was put on this earth to do ... what a blessing!!

Kim Nath said...

Beautiful story and beautiful scrapbook page!

Amy Johnson said...

What a great story and fabulous heirloom page. TFS! I love the papers/colors and layout.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Wonderful story and fabulous page. A real tribute to your uncle.

Gloria said...

Love the vintage look to this page. Great job...love all the elements and details.

Peggy said...

Awesome page!! Love the glasses on the newspaper!

Sue said...

Absolutely awesome layout, and what a great backstory! Beautiful...