I love this sweet image so much that I recently had it made onto a canvas for my little girl's room. I love that you can see my great-grandfathers farm in the background...and I love her little bonnet!!
My maternal grandmother, Marcella, was born in 1918 in North Dakota to a hard working farming family. She and I had a special relationship, and I miss her everyday. Though she lived in South Dakota, and I lived in Arizona, we were close while I grew up. I wrote her letters nearly every week - and she always wrote me back...I really loved that. When we would live with her every summer is was the highlight of our year! Her house was always filled with fresh flowers and sunlight, the fruit jar was brimming with dried fruits, and everything always felt so special. She was a truly lovely woman and I think about her all the time.
How blessed am I to have these photos of her as an infant!? Well, I don't "physically" have these photos...but the last time I was in South Dakota, I scanned as many pictures as I could of my grandmother, grandfather, their parents and siblings, and my aunts/uncles and mom. I downloaded them to CD's. I then made TONS of copies of these CD's and sent them to every aunt/uncle/cousin/sister in my family as Christmas gifts last year - I wanted everyone to have them. They are treasures.
Don't you love the buggie wheels in the background!
With her grandfather (so that would be my great-great grandfather!)
Awwww...little girls and their dolls.
Love the pose! And those CHEEKS!!
Here she is with her parents, Albert and Jessie. Her mother, Jessie, tragically died when Marcella was little, so this is one of the only pictures of them together. I'm sure my grandma held this picture close to her heart. Here's an interesting thing, my grandma grew up speaking Czech - she had to learn English in order to go to school!
I hope my lil one has cheeks that chubby and cute!