Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Something old.......

You know the old phrase for a new bride, she needs to have, "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue." Well, this will be Brittany's something old! It is a very, very special locket that was my grandmother Ethel's.
It has her named engraved on the back! Brittany will carry on the tradition that my sister's and I did. We all had the locket sewn into our flower bridal bouquet that we carried down the isle.
Inside there is a picture of my grandmother and grandfather, Harry and Ethel. They are my father's parents.
This is such a special locket and I am just touched that Brittany will be carrying it!
It is 14 karat gold and in the shape of the Liberty Bell. It says "Proclaim Liberty" on the top. Isn't it beautiful!
My Dad gave me these pictures of my grandparents. This is their wedding portrait! She wore a black cotton eyelet fabric. They were married on August 2, 1920. He was 35 and she was 26. Here is a picture of them sometime after they were married.
Here they are on the front porch of their first home. It sat on 3 acres. In the picture they are with three of their nine children. They lived much like the Walton family. I love to hear the stories of my Daddy's childhood.
Here is a picture of them at their 50th wedding anniversary in 1970. My mother and father hosted the party for them. I remember this big day, it was a fun party. They were married 56 years. I pray their legacy of a good marriage continues on with Mackenzie and Brittany's marriage!

"He who finds a wife finds what is good." Proverbs 18:23

Love, Sharon

19 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Wow! That is one precious gift to give her to wear. Love the old pictures. It is beautiful!

Kelly said...

Sharon,

That is so right up my alley! For my wedding, my something old was a ring that belonged to my great-grandmother that my grandmother gave me on the day that I graduated from college. My great-grandmother Rose Karoline had a best friend who hastily and terribly broke off her engagement with the man that she was set to marry. Rose Karoline and her husband Hugh (my great-grandfather) let the man stay with them because he had nowhere to go, and he gave Rose Karoline the engagement ring that he'd bought for the friend.

Brittany is really an amazing lady for how much she is connecting the two families. I know so many women who make weddings all about themselves, don't value traditions, etc. I think that she and Mackenzie are going to have an abundantly blessed life! :o)

Linda said...

The locket is a lovely treasure and a wonderful "something old" for Brittany to carry. I loved the old photos, especially your grandparents wedding picture. Hugs, Linda

Mrs.Ruiz said...

What a beautful locket, Brittany must feel very honored to be wearing it. I love to hear about familys and there roots. thanks for sharing and thanks for showing those lovely pictures.

Jennifer said...

Whatta blessing! I would have loved to carry something like that in my boquet! I love seeing all the pictures too. Thanks for sharing!

gail said...

How special! It is so neat that you have something like this for Brittany to use for her 'something old' . I am sure they will carry on as the generations before them and have a blessed marriage based on the best foundation~ Jesus Christ!
All the best to them!

Blessings,
Gaail

~~Deby said...

What a beautiful locket and tradition ....thank you for sharing your sweet memories and pictures...
Deby

Elena said...

That is so special! I love things like that. I have a locket that belonged to my great grandmother and it holds the pictures of her with my grandfather and his sister when they were babies. It was a gift to her when my grandfather was born in 1884. I think it is the only thing that survived from that time. I feel so in awe that I inherited it from my mom's oldest sister. She gave it to me when she passed away because she did not have any living heirs.
That is so wonderful that your future daughter-in-law will carry your locket on her wedding day! God bless you! Elena

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your blog -- you are very blessed!!! The locket is special and glad you share with us. I also am wondeering if you have attended any 50th wedding anniversary open houses lately? Would like some ideas if you have any-- I liked your punch bowl with floating candles but they would not burn very long and need something for at least a couple hours. Our parents are having their 5oth open house this November at their church fellowship hall. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Karyl
@ k_d_charlie@ yahoo.com

Lille meg said...

Beautiful post, Sharon!
I have also heard that phrase, we used it in Norway too.
What a nice golden bell!
Thank you for sharing!

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thank You for being so sweet to me:) You and the other ladies always have wonderful advice for me and I am grateful for these new friendships:) I'm getting off this computer right now and doing all you suggested:)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's such a precious heritage for her to carry on her wedding day. I appreciate seeing the old photos too.

Ruthie said...

What a wonderful treasure for her to carry!!! I also loved the photos of your grandparents. So special.

Hugs.

Kathi said...

Sharon, This is such a sweet loving tribute to Grandma and Grandpa and their marriage. I'm so happy that all three of us got to carry the bell in our boquetes and now Brittany will.

Have a lovely evening. My house smells like paint... and home-made cookies. Love, Kathi

Amy said...

What a great idea to pass down! I had a hanky for my "something old" that was my great grandmother's that I had wrapped around my bouquet. I will have to share it with my future daughter-in-laws.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon! Enjoyed your blog today. I don't ever remember seeing that locket that my mother had. Pretty. So nice that you girls had it in your weddings. And great that Brittany will also carry it. It must have been a gift to my mother from my dad. Jo doesn't remember the locket either. Love, Aunt Helen

Cottage Contessa said...

What a beautiful tradition the women in your family have sweetie, and I am sure Brittany will be honoured to share in something so special by wearing that gorgeous charm!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Jan Parrish said...

What a beautiful tradition and such a lovely locket too!

Sharon said...

Kayrl,

I hope that you can figure out the floating candle thing. I think the bigger they are the longer they will last. I have also actually saved some pretty rose ones that were all done and I put a little tea light in the hole and it worked. Tea lights will last for up to four hours, so that did work well.

Good luck!

xox Sharon

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