A special layout I did with my Summer Sorbet/July Swirlydoos kit...so many bright & beautiful papers & elements! Design is based on the exclusive Beggahuna's July sketch done for Swirlydoos! Everything here is from the kit except the butterfly, the journaling and title tags, and the Just the Edge flourishes. Stitched 3 sides of the photo down to secure the journaling tag...layered the punched photo corners, my first time to use transparencies :o)
The journaling reads: This is a special story, one that I hope will continue to be written...this is a wedding photo of your Daddy's maternal grandparents - your great-grandfather: Avesha Daniel Yohanan and your great-grandmother: Roomi David - on their wedding day, March 26, 1930, in Baghdad, Iraq. Your dad talks so fondly of them...I think your Dad was about 6 years old when his grandpa died - but he remembers him making paper airplanes and that he was the first person to sing on the stage of the San Fransisco Opera House (of course, he was helping to build it at the time :o) Your dad still has the hammer he used building that Opera House. He has wonderful memories of his grandma - some of the memories he has shared with me are that apparently she was quite short & your dad being so tall, she used to always call him "SHORTY" - he loved sleeping over at her house on Christmas Eve - I guess it was a tradition to sleep in front of the fire - he said she was always joking with him to go get her a little Vodka to put in her orange juice - your Dad always chuckles when you mention that story. He has told me many times, "Nancy, you would have loved her." and I know I would have. It is hard to see in this photo, but she is wearing a gold necklace with three gold coins - your Grandma Shirley wore this same necklace on her wedding day - This necklace was split between here 3 daughters: your Grandma Shirley, your great Aunt Linda and your great Aunt Lana. I was fortunate to wear a part of this necklace on my wedding day - and I hope that you, Elizabeth, and maybe even Saylor's future bride may carry this tradition on in the future years to come - Hard to fathom right now as you are both 4 and 2 years old at the moment. But I'm a romantic, and a sucker for tradition. Maybe Lizzie, you'll even wear my wedding dress and the pearl necklace your daddy bought me on our 1st wedding anniversary to match the one I "borrowed" and also wore on my wedding day. Love, Mom 7/10/2009 quick side-note: if you look back to my "Wedding Day" layout I posted back in Sept 2008 you will see a photo of me wearing the 3rd of this necklace.