Monday, October 18, 2010

Magie Belle Loves Grandma Pearl - even though she never, ever really rode a horse

Southern Lady Vintage hosts Vintage Love Saturday each week and the theme this week is vintage photographs -- here's my pic:

Grandma Pearl Never Really Rode a Horse...

... But she's been married 60 years, had seven kids, loves 21 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids, taught me how to read, introduced me to Jesus when I was four-years-old, watched countless old movies with me and made the best sugar cookies in the world.

She's 81 years old. She's what she'd call an antique. She's my mom.  I love this photo of her because although she's never actually sat on a real, live horse, she's looking quite the pro right here! 

This picture was taken in the early 1950s. Ain't she cute?

Taken at a celebration of the birthday of her Indiana town, she was whooping it up with Lew, the love of her life, who always a clean-shaven swede, grew a red beard just for the midwest celebration.

Mom's having hip surgery in a couple of weeks, and my dear husband is taking a week off of work to handle all of my responsibilities so that I can help mom and dad. Can't wait to see them again (they live very far away....)


  1. AlyMay, I loved reading your story about your Mom! She really is a cutie! Best wishes to her for a swift recovery from her hip surgery. What a sweet husband you have to take off of work to help you out during this time for you to help your Mom and Dad. I know that you will look forward to seeing them and they I am sure will look forward to seeing you too!!
    Thank you so much for joining in on Vintage Love Saturday!

  2. Thank you! I am very grateful I get to help them, and yes, my husband is amazing. I like to join in on vintage love saturday -- will do as often as I can :)