Registered: January 2008 Location: Sweet Home Alabama Posts: 1,685
My mother and father eloped in a horse and buggy to marry in June 1916 at ages 16 and 19. My mother was oldest of 12 children.She had 8 children, 7 lived to adulthood. William, the first, was born in 1919 and died in 1921 of dehydration from diarrhea, the #1 cause of death of children in the early 1900s. I was the 7th, born during the depression. My father worked on the railroad, and the TVA Dam in N Alabama. I was almost 3 when he died at the age of 39 in an accident. This was before Social Security or pensions. My mother, a high school drop out, proceeded to work very hard to raise her 7 children. She remarried in 1943 and moved to TN where she lived until she died in 1988.
Credits: Rina Kroes Glorious paper (recolored); Blushbutter Victorian Wedding journal; Frame, vintage roses and doily are mine;
Elke Romero Mini Kit 11 trim and bow
Microferk Victorian Christmas curly ribbon (recolored);
Font is Franciscan
· Date: Fri March 12, 2010 · Views: 139 · Tags:2 · Dimensions: 600 x 600 ·
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