Children are Delightful, a heritage layout and some not so good news

Ok – quick post – here goes:

First is my 4th layout for my ABC book, and is Jane, in the backgarden of our Bristol garden in 2003. I don’t know who loved that velvet dress more, her of me!

Credits – Celebrating Color by Weeds & Wildflowers. For full details check my gallery at DST

Secondly, a layout of my Great Aunt Sarah, including a newspaper cutting of her retirement in Philadelphia. Aunt Sarah emigrated in 1915 from Northern Ireland, and started work at American Stores Co, in the Head Office. She had a great head for figures, and worked her way up through the company, and had reached quite a senior position when she retired. She never married, and always lived with one of her younger sister’s, Deborah. The both returned to Northern Ireland upon retirement. Aunt Sarah was presented with a silver tea service and engraved silver tray, which are now in my dining room. Our eldest daughter was named Sarah, partly in memory of her.

Credits – Morning Glory by Weeds & Wildflowers. For full credits check my gallery at DST

Finally, a bit of bad news – this morning I lost a diamond from my engagement ring – it should have 5 stones, but now only 4. It was either lost in the house, the driveway, the car, the church carpark, or the church creche where I was helping this morning. We’ve had a look obviously, but no sign of it. But – these things happen, and there are more important things in life. Perhaps it will turn up, but we are not going to drive ourselves mad looking for it. I have had the ring for 17 years, and next month is our 15th wedding anniversary, and it takes more than a ring to make a marriage!

Time to go, take care

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  1. 15th anniversary! how wonderful and yes it takes more than a ring to make a marriage!!


  2. love your layouts and nice to see and put a face to you as look young..which is always a good thing…hope you find your stone..if not..maybe your anniversary will somehow bring it back to wishes with it..Joanne

  3. Sorry to hear you lost a stone out of your ring, but your right, it takes more than a ring to make a marriage! We celebrated out 15th last Oct!!! So we have been married close to the same amount of time. How Cool!

    Love your layout, and that dress is so pretty!! She looks really adorable in it, and you can tell she is loving it!!

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