Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tag Tuesday ---Tag with a Picture


This week's challenge on Tag Tuesday is to create a tag that features a picture/photo. I've chosen one of my grandfather (born in 1887) and three of his 5 sisters. The twins in the photo were separated at age 7 when one died of diptheria. (They were born in 1893, the same month as the death of a 10-year-old sister. I can't even imagine the emotions of my great-grandmother that month!) Another sister, Mary, was born in 1898, and she lived to the age of 99. Great-Aunt Carrie is the other girl in the photo; she was a 'spinster' all her 90+ years.

15 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

What a beautiful vintage tag, Evelyn. It just has so much more meaning to it given the history behind your photo. Thansk for sharing that!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is brilliant.
Fantastic old image. Love them.

peggy gatto said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the history, I love to know that about peoples old pictures. How lucky you are to have them!!!

Nancy said...

Love this tag and the story behind the photo. It's hard to imagine the hardships that our ancestors faced, yet that's where they found the strength that they passed on to the next generations. Thank you for sharing!

bad penny said...

I love this & the history...makes it so personal

Faye said...

What a beautiful tag and so special that you've used a photo of your ancestors! Life was certainly harder in many ways back in the "good ole days". I think every family lost a child somewhere along the line.

Kris Dickinson said...

Lovely and very elegant!

Jacqueline said...

This is a gorgeous vintage tag Eveline, thanks for the piece of history behind it. I had a grandma who reached 100 years of age too!

JeanFB said...

Beautiful tag - I don't know how they managed to get through such tough lives. This is a wonderful tribute.

Beth said...

Oh wow this is fab Evelyn I think you have found your Mojo my friend.

ScrappyPam said...

How wonderful to have photos like this! Your tag is lovely!

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love when you can take a family photo and pay tribute to our ancestors, Your tag is Beautiful Evelyn!

Sarah said...

A wonderful picture so lovingly presented.

Athena said...

I like the story behind the tag too!

It's a beautiful Tag

Paula -Teaberry Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing the story. This is a beautiful tag.