Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Aunt Ivy


A Picture from Edna

I think of Aunt Ivy often these days, as she was my father’s baby sister and is the last living member of his generation. She is now 94 years old, and continues to keep her own home. She has attained a greater age than any one of her forebears.

Her family immigrated to the United States in 1915, when she was just a baby (picture), and the only relatives and family she ever knew were her own parents and four siblings. She graduated from high school about 1933 (picture), in Baltimore, Maryland, married and had two children, and worked as a legal secretary. She is now the ancestress of a clan of numerous descendants, including great great grandchildren.

The tiny babe in her arms, on her 94th birthday, shares the exact same name with her great grandmother. They are both named “Ivy”, as it was traditional in my grandfather’s family for girls to be named for flowers, and I suppose that he considered “Ivy” to be a flower. Her sister was “Myrtle”.

Aunt Ivy’s niece, “Violet” sent me this photograph, which I scanned. After “Violet” was born in 1929, the flower-naming tradition seems to have ended in our family. Perhaps with the new Baby Ivy, will come a resurgence of flower names for girls.

The image, Aunt Ivy and Baby Ivy, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from barneykin’s flickr account.

Visit Neddy’s Archives, for more of Edna’s writings.

Read Full Post »


A Picture from Edna

Grandma Dora took this photograph of me holding the precious newborn Bethany Anne at the hospital. I cannot resist posting it as it is so beautiful. Yes indeed, Baby Bethany does have big hands; it is not a photographic illusion. I think that means she will be artistic.

The image, Grandma Dora’s Photo, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

Visit Neddy’s Archives, for more of Edna’s writings.

Read Full Post »

Granny and Bethany


A Picture from Edna

We keep singing because we hear the music. We hear the joy bells, on this, one of the final days of summer, ringing in the arrival of a new creation, a joyful bundle of wonderment, Bethany Anne. She arrived from a far away place, coming into our world to remind us of miracles that never cease. We called her our own, our beautiful baby girl child. We must rear this tiny treasure from Heaven with the greatest of care, teaching her to live her days on earth as a servant of God. We must say an everlasting prayer that we will be worthy of such a gift

The image, Granny and Bethany, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

Visit Neddy’s Archives, for more of Edna’s writings.

Read Full Post »