9 Oct 2009

SHOW & TELL FRIDAY


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This time I have something special to show you.

I was looking for a photo and stumbled over this album. It belonged to my parents and I had taken it with me when I had to empty their house, but had never really had a look into it ever since.



It is an album showing my parents in 1940 when they were not yet married but apparently spend there holidays together (what a scandal !)



I knew that my mother made little drawings from time to time when she wrote a letter to me, but I never knew that she was quite talented and made already kind of scrap booking more then 65 years ago ! So the so said new scrap booking existed already in my mothers generation, only it had no name.



Here she is 22 and feeds a little deer. The trouble is, I can't read at all what she has written because she wrote in the old German writing, the gothic.



The only thing I can really read are the dates. I wasn't born yet



I think she must have given up drawing when the war ended and the struggle of surviving and getting food kept her more then busy. Even later, I never saw my mother drawing again and she never talked about it either.But I must have inherited some genes otherwise I couldn't paint or draw.

23 comments:

Jeanne Selep said...

What a cool find. Treasure it.

Gee said...

What a precious treasure. You are lucky to have it. Thanks for sharing.

Gracie said...

It's a very precious treasure you have. Your mom was very talented and classy from what I see.

Thom said...

What a wonderful find my friend. What memories!!! :)

diane said...

What a beautiful book. You are so right, she was doing scrapbooking way back then. Her pictures are wonderful. Treasure that book.

Nany said...

very beautiful..precious treasure

Hootin' Anni said...

Gattina! This is ONE awesome show n tell this week. What a great family treasure.


My Show n Tell is another craft project I just finished this week. You can find it here at this link

Have a glorious weekend.

Vlado&Toni said...

wow.. she's such a talented woman.. now you know where you got that creativity.. such a find is indeed a treasure.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh Gattina! THAT is a true treasure! Not only for the photographs - but those DRAWINGS your mother did - they are precious! WHAT a thing to have! Wonderful!

Michelle said...

I think your album is wonderful! Stop by for a visit soon!
Michelle

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a treasure to have. She was very talented.

LillySue said...

Oh, your Mama was a wonderful artist.... Such a shame she gave it up. You have a very special treasure there!
Blessings~LillySue

Boo-Bah said...

What a wonderful and precious treasure you have. The book is just beautiful. what memories it holds for you.

Iris

RobinfromCA said...

This is beautiful - your mom was very talented! Quite a treasure to have! My mom has sketches in her journals from the 40's too - now she also loves modern scrapbooking!

Robin

Dr.John said...

Old Albums are such fun.

Susan B said...

What a lovely photo album! Your mother had a wonderful talent. It is definitely something to treasure. Thank you for sharing it.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so great! I love her drawings! I'm always so happy to see things like this passed down in families! Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell!

Chari said...

Hi Gattina...

What a sweet treasure to have! I really enjoyed seeing your mother's scrapbook...her drawings are really good...so cute!!! Thank you for sharing your special treasure with us today!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Brenda said...

How interesting to find this and realize that your talent is genetic! I wonder why she never took it up as a hobby?
Brenda

Sharlotte said...

What a beautiful book. Such special memories. I know you'll truly cherish the pictures and the drawings. Thanks for sharing!

Lifecruiser said...

Oh, what a wonderful thing to have left from her! Yes, she was really talented, I love her drawings! Really! And the text too, so nice written, like Calligraphy. so, now we know where you own talent comes from!

Both my Mom and Dad could draw and I'm so sad that I don't have anything from them.

Scrapbooking is only a new trendy name, my sisters have always done kinda scrapbooking but with own material and from magazines. They have been painting too. I was more into Calligraphy.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

this was an amazing find...and yes, you must have inherited some of your amazing talents from your mother. she was quite talented.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

this was an amazing find...and yes, you must have inherited some of your amazing talents from your mother. she was quite talented.