Today we are honoring our
and my mother Grace was
a real darling.
I still miss her sage advice
and wonderful stories she told me
about her family.
The gold chain and locket belonged to my great great Grandmother
was worn by my mother on her wedding day
Sadly my mother is no longer with us
she has joined my father
and most of her family in heaven.
She was an accomplished young woman.
Let me just tell you she made her
wedding gown and her trousseau.
My darling mother at 18.
I love this photo of her,
the crimped hair
the long string of pearls
and the beautiful sequinned
At this time she was studying music
in Wellington and received her letters.
I have recollections from an early age
of listening to her playing works
of all the great composers.
My mother had six sisters
Ethel, Kate, Ellen, Cecelia,
and one brother Jack.
My aunt Josie is the only one still with us
and she is 92.
My Grandmother Mary Elizabeth
with Cecelia and Grace.
You can imagine how I would love
to have those exquisite little dresses now!
I wonder what happened to them.
This sweet card arrived in the post on Friday
from my daughter in France
with wishes for a
Happy Mother's Day!
Wishing you all a very happy
I hope someone is spoiling you today!