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Sunday, March 16, 2008

My sweet "Bonnie" and "Clyde"

This wonderful man and woman are my paternal grandparents. They are both gone from us now but I think of them both so often. I was the oldest grandchild of eight and seems that I spent the most time with them.

They were from New York and both wonderfully creative. My grandfather was a painter and artist, he was quirky and moody as well, I loved him. I would visit them for a week in the summer and have the best time. My grandmother was extremely creative. She could knit, needlepoint and even created her own patterns! While I was visiting in the summer we would have the most fun together. She was so good to me. I loved them both and miss them so.

I wanted to share their photos with you because I think they look so amazing!! These were taken in 1935 right around the time they were married. She was from a prestigious family and he was from the wrong side of the tracks. Funny how opposites attract, huh? Don't you think they have a Bonnie and Clyde look about them??


Please do not take these images



This last little photo is for you. I purchased it awhile back at an antique mall and I just know that you all will love creating with it. Click to enlarge and right click to save it to your own computer.

Happy Creating!!!


23 comments:

Nancy Hood said...

He was rather dashing, wasn't he? and she seems a bit shy and wondering. Thanks for sharing from your heart~

Rue said...

They were so good looking and I love the fedora ;)
Rue

Lady Em said...

They were both so good looking!! I love the pictures of them!! I see alot of family resemblence. It's amazing. I love old family photo's, my grandmother has mounds and mounds at her house, and everytime I'm there, I go through them. She even has an old family tree written down by someone way back when, with names like River, Zola, Ola, Lake. Yeah my family really get's into strange names.

SweetAnnee said...

A very dapper couple!!
Love their pics..


and thanks for the freebie .oh so sweet..
Hope all is well with you, Deena

~*~Patty said...

Those ARE wonderful pics of your grands, very special! Thank you Dawn for the image of the little girl, she's a sweetie!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a handsome couple. And the little girl--how many hours did she play with her little doll? Thanks for sharing!
Cathy

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

What great memories to have and thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. You are such a giving person...a trait I am sure you share with your grandparents. Have a great Easter Day.

madrekarin said...

I so see you in your grandmother's face. What a lovely couple!
Hope all is well. :)

Utah Grammie said...

She was lovely - and he, handsome. you and yours come from very good stock I can see!
It's so nice to have not only the photo, but the good re-memberies (my word) of them - Happy, happy, happy!
Colleen

GardenGoose said...

lovely photos and story...and lovely memories.
thanks for sharing..it's so nice to get to know our blogging friends lives a bit more..and the memories they cherish.
wanted to also say thank you for the little girl image.
love her little dolly too..it's nearly as big as she is...ha.
I have been pressing some pansies and violas from my plants and saw the image and thought..hmm..I wonder how her dress would look redone with flower petals? and then little wings given to her? I may have to try that.

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Dawn thanks for sharing, your Grandparents were a very nice looking couple. Also thanks for the photo of the little girl. She is too cute with her little doll. Hugs***Renea

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what lovely photos of your grandparents.
Alison

hannahpalmer said...

Wow, what a romantic story! The family resemblance is striking...

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Wonderful story that leaves me wanting to know even more. Yes, they are a dashing couple. Your grandmother was a beautiful woman and your grandfather seems quite mysterious.

Mary said...

Grandad looks a little like Humphrey Bogart! What great photos!
Your creativity must have come from them - a lovely story Dawn.

Shop girl said...

I must say, the picture of your Grandparents is a step back in time. They are so good looking and dressed so smart.
Do you know their Genealogy...It would be nice to know.
Listening to your music this morning is a addition to my evening. I watched Celtic Woman last night on PBS...I want their album.
Thank You for a peek into your history.

Scott Evans said...

Hey Dawn,
Would you like for me to restore those photographs for you? By the way, this is Scott Evans from CCS way back in the 70s and 1980. I own a company called The Image Doctor. I have been a photograph restorer for over 25 years. See my blog at www.whatsscottdoing.blogspot.com and web site www.scottevans.com and www.imagedoctor.com

I will repair them for nothing for old times sake.

Miss Sandy said...

He looks like a handsome rouge and she a darling deb! They look like quite the pair ~ wonderful photos!

misskp said...

What a sweet story and photos! Thank you, too, for sharing the photo of the little girl...she will be fun to work with!

red tin heart said...

My great- great uncle really is Clyde Barrow. Weird huh?
xoxo Nita

IRENE said...

Beautiful. Sometimes, seeing all the vulgarity around, I wonder if those refined times did exist. Aparently they did...

Victorian Lady said...

How lovely that you had such playful grandparents...I can see how you have a little of them in what you do! :)

Mere

Alice W. said...

Your grandparents have a movie star quality about them! Your grandmother is exceptionally gorgeous in that photo! I wish I had some photos of mine in their younger days...will have to look into getting some! Thanks for sharing...I am really enjoying your blog!

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