Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Grandparents

In our family, when we refer to "the picture of Grandma and Grandpa" we are talking about this picture:

My grandparents got married young, when getting married young was the thing to do.  They worked hard, raised 4 kids, and grew together in such a way, each of their grandchildren and great grandchildren look to them as an example of how to do it right.

At their 40th anniversary, I broke with grandchildren tradition and didn't sing in the program we put on (frankly, I'm a terribly singer and I couldn't do it one more time).  Instead I wrote them a poem about their wonderful love.

At their 50th anniversary, I relented and stood with my cousins and our kids and sang that old classic, "A Mother was Chasing her Boy 'Round the Room," made a classic to us because Grandpa used to sing it to us.  I personally have sung it hundreds of times to my children and nephews and niece.

At their 60th anniversary, and every year since then, we all gather and eat and laugh and play and tell stories and count our blessings....the blessings that started with these two kids.

This post inspired by prompt #3 at Mama's Losin' It!

Linking up with TidBit Thursday.


  1. There's something magical about that picture. Relationships like that are treasures for everyone, not just the two people having them.

  2. It is so cool that you all gather each year for their anniversary. Such a beautiful legacy.

  3. That is so sweet and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us; and thanks for linking up! :D

  4. I'm not much of a romantic or someone prone to "the chills," but I just got goosebumps and I kind of want to cry. Beautiful post, beautifully written. What a love story.

  5. beautiful. Reminds me of my Mama mac and PaPa. Thank you for sharing. I stopped by from Larissa's link up! :)

  6. Young marriage means you get to see your great grandchildren, so cool. A nice post.

  7. I have a couple of similar pictures of my grandparents--though their marriage was not what anyone would call picture perfect, they were together til the end and even in the rocky times, they still had that sparkle in their eye for one another from time to time.