Monday, February 27, 2012

Ben and Ida

This past weekend my cousin Lisa from New York came to visit us.

And she brought with her an entire tote bag full of old family pictures. We spend a few hours on Friday night and Saturday night looking at each one. What precious memories these pictures were for me. I didn't have any pictures of my paternal grandparents and now I have a ton of them. I'm so happy she let me keep some. Some of these pictures dated all the way back to the 1920's.

There was also plenty of other memorabilia to. Letters to grandmother from my grandfather, a Western Union Telegram, and a wedding program. (that was pretty darn cool for the 1920's if I do say so myself.)

Ben and Ida on their wedding day 1938.

A Western Union Telegram that my grandfather sent to my grandmother on their anniversary as a surprise. Notice the date: June 29, 1942.

My grandparents at a dinner party.

My grandfather at the bar he owned circa 1940. His nickname was Tiger.

My grandma. She was a snazzy dresser.

Ben and Ida. What a beautiful couple.


Mari said...

I love seeing those old pictures and mementos. What fun!

{amy} said...

What a treasure!

Tiffany said...

Sounds like a perfect visit. It's awesome that she has all those pics and memorabilia for you to share.

Brooke said...

how awesome :) and i love her dress in that last picture.