Sunday, April 25, 2010

~When Two People Fell In Love~

Imagine a young lil' gal back in 1927 writing a note to her parents telling them...

August 19th, 1927

I went down to the
road and met Mr. Doyle
and we went to Breckenridge
to get married.
So bye bye.
Will see you some time.

(original note to her parents)

My Grandpa passed away when my Dad was just a kid so I never had the opportunity to meet him. He was quite a bit older than Granny. He loved to fish and he worked hard all of his life.

Granny Doyle and Dot(front row)
Bob(My Dad), Marvin, Don, Desmond, and Bill (left to right)

Some of the original cousins....hopefully next year we can all be reunited. We had 12 out of 18 this year!

Bill, Don, Dot, and Bob(my Dad)

We had a wonderful time this weekend seeing family we hadn't seen in lil' additions were added too. Granny and Grandpa would have been proud.

Happy Trails.....Ginger


Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, Ginger. How sweet. Lucky you to have so much family ~ and family that can get!
Pug hugs :)

primitivebettys said...

It does look like lots of happy smiles! :) I'm glad you were able to get together & share more love and joy. :)

Joanne said...

What a great post and pics Ginger! What fun

patijane said...

What great pictures!! Sounds like you had a really good time this weekend. Family get-togethers are so much fun. You always get to hear stories about your parents and grandparents growing up and things they did. It is also nice to catch up on things going on with cousins and their families. Wishing you a good week.

Mary said...

Ginger, what a touching love story. So neat that it's a part of your heritage. So glad you could all get together!

Jacque. said...

How cool to have bits of your family history! And, to get a chance to spend time with your relatives.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love your story. Looks like it was a wonderful time. How Blessed you are to have such a large family :).

Kim said...

Sweet post. I love that little note.

moosecraft said...

OMG! I love that note! :-) Great pics of your family! Looks like happy times!

sandrasc said...

How wonderful to have such a loving family & to have all that neat history.(love the note!) Glad you were able to have such a fun get together.

Sue said...

Family reunions are great. I especially loved Dot's bee hive hairdo and the elopement note.

WoolenSails said...

That note cracked me up, what a way to tell your parents;) It sounds like you had a wonderful time, with all of your family.