Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Love Remembered

This crystal heart brooch is a family heirloom that my Mother gave to my keeping sometime this past year. This belonged to my Great Grandmother. It was given to her by my Great Grandfather on their 50th Wedding Anniversary December 24, 1962.
It is amazing to think of them being married back in 1912. I never got to meet my Great Grandfather because he past before I was born. My Great Grandmother was a fiesty, hard working German woman and lived into her 80's. I have seen pictures of them together and they were very cute together. Being married for 50 years is so outstanding and to recieve this gift must have been very special to her. I wear this brooch often and remember the love between the two people in which it passed.
I hope you get to spend sometime today with your special love and have a very Happy Valentine's Day!!!

13 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Oh the brooch is so pretty! I know it means so much to you as I have a few things that were my grandmothers. Love is great! Sad that some people don't share the love with others. I feel like Valentines is not with just a honey either it's with all family and friends...Happy V-Day my friend!
Beth

Tam said...

That is a beautiful brooch! Great POST but nope my hubs is MIA. He seems to MISS lots of the Holidays..LOL So it is just me and the BOYS!

I hope you have a great Valentines!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh that is really special! I was born in '62 :) So I can attest...it was a good year :)

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Oh, how pretty and sweet! I love the story. Love that MamaRu gave it to you. How wonderful! Happy V-day, love you.

lee

ps- I'll be sending some of the favors your way....

CINNIBONBON said...

stunning!!! I loved that you shared this with us. WOW 5o? That is some serious time ...how very neat!!

Colleen said...

The brooch is just beautiful and I know it must mean so much to you. My in-laws were married for 65 years. He passed away on Valentine's Day last year. It has been so hard on my mother-in-law. I cannot imagine spending that much of your life with someone and then they are just gone.

I am blessed to have little treasures that belonged to my grandparents and parents. I wouldn't trade them for a million dollars.

Heather Grow said...

What a treasure.

I just read about your day with Paula and Bobbie. I am big fans of them. That sounds like a wonderful day.

Bulldog bite. LOL.

Shauna said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :)

Lori said...

what a wonderful treasure to have your great grandmother's brooch...i don't have anything from my own family...i guess they weren't savers...i have to collect other family's goodies instead...i just read some of your previous posts...i didn't know you were friends with Lee, she is such a sweetheart!!! and you got to meet Paula D., how cool is that...i love her cooking show, i think she is such a hoot!!!

Lilly's Home said...

Family treasures are so meaningful to me. It is like having a piece of their hearts. This brooch is lovely..and such a treasure for you!

So glad you loved the heart pins!! Thanks for shopping in my Etsy shop...you were great!
Have a happy day!
Lilly

natalea said...

wow- what a wonderful treasure to have. very special! hope you had a great valentines day Tammy!
xo

Sugar Bear said...

A beautiful brooch and story behind it.
Karla

Pearl said...

The photos of your beautiful ♥ brooch and the Love story with it certainly was touching, Tammy... Family treasures have such deep meanings to them, and I'm very happy for you that you have this pretty memory to cherish. Hope you're doing well and that you have a wonderful weekend...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl