Friday, March 27, 2009

Fingerprint Friday - My Grandparents

Reaching back in time for some of God's Fingerprints, I thought you would enjoy these lovely old photographs from my Grandma and Grandpa Goldsmith's photo album. They were my mother's parents. The first one is of my grandmother, Anna, who is on the right. I'm not sure who the other young woman is - a cousin or a friend. Don't you just LOVE the hats??

On the back of the photo is handwritten "June 8, 1911" so that's almost 100 years ago! That would have made her about 21. The second photo is my grandparents' wedding portrait taken about two years later. My mom said that my grandma, who was very short, stood on a box for the portrait!

I have wonderful, happy memories of spending Sundays with my grandparents when I was growing up. My grandma loved people, never met a stranger, and was always full of joy and laughter and funny stories. She was smart too, and, unusual for that era, she worked with my Grandpa in his business. He was a quiet, hardworking man and family stories attest to his honesty and integrity. They had four daughters (you can see them and my grandpa here) and 11 living grandchildren. Grandpa died when I was in high school, and Grandma lived to celebrate her 81st birthday, passing away when I was in my 20s. I love you, Grandma and Grandpa!


There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Where do you see God's fingerprints? In nature? kids? animals? They are all around us!

Thank you to Pampering Beki for hosting this each week! Everyone is welcome to join. To see how to join, as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.


Rosebud Collection said...

I laugh, you and I are always on the same thought pattern..I love your pictures and the ones of your mom too. All are beautiful.Funny, as a child we always went to my grandmothers on Sunday. It was the thing to do.
Wonderful pictures and blog..

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I love to look at all the old pictures even if I don't know anyone in the photos.

Rebekah said...

What wonderful memories! They sound like great people. This reminds me, I want to call my grandma today.

I love old photographs, thank you for sharing.

Beadin By The Sea said...

Old photographs are such treasures aren't they? It was such a big deal then to pose for photos and now we just take as many as we want on our digital cameras. And yes, the hats are fabulous!

PiaTillys Boutique said...

Beautiful photographs and memories! :)

PamperingBeki said...

What a beautiful legacy they left!

Robynn's Ravings said...

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Please stop back anytime. Blessings to you! :)