Wednesday, May 25, 2011

De-Ja Vu

I know you think you have seen this before, but it is actually new.  My niece and her youngest daughter are coming into town this weekend for a quick visit.  So I thought I would whip up this little purse courtesy of Sara.  I have now made three of these and they are so quick and fun.  I think a four year old might like this with a few fun items inside.  

I am so excited about their visit.  It will only be for 48 hours, but at least I get to see them.  My niece is mainly coming to visit my parents, she hasn't seen them for several years as she was living in Amsterdam until last summer.  My parents are slowly fading.  It is difficult for my Mom to get around and leaving the house even for a doctor's appointment exhausts her for days.  So we will make several trips over to see them for short periods of time, so they can enjoy the visit but not be overwhelmed.

My parents are celebrating 65 years of marraige on June 1.  I can't even imagine that.  In this day and age where people do not work as hard on relationships, I think 65 years is amazing.  They had good times and certainly they had very bad times, but they always stuck together. 

They got to know each other when my Father was overseas during WWII.  My Mother lived in the neighborhood and picked him to write to while he was away.  She sent a picture of herself to him and he fell in love.  It was so cute she cut off the bottom of the picture because she did not want him to see her bobbie socks.  He sent her a picture without his shirt on, quite risque for that period of time.  He came back in one piece and went to her house right away.  He told her when he saw her that he was going to marry her, she thought he was crazy. He took her for a drive to get an Orange Crush, they were engaged and married within a year.  Ah......what a great love story.  If we could all be that lucky.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.

7 comments:

"Petunia Pill" said...

I LOVE that story about your parents! Indeed, 65 years is a loooooonnnnnnngggggg time! It takes a lot of forgiveness and a whole lot of unnselfishness (is that even a word?) to make it last! That purse is so darned cute. I MUST make one. I actually whipped up a purse...from the cowl pattern this morning. I was cowling and then got off on a different tangent and, oops, I think it's a purse! I in the midst of creating straps for it and will show it when I'm done. Hope you week is getting along without incident! And, by the way...thank you for that comment "whom I've grown to love"...I think that's what you said, isn't it? I really liked that...it made me smile and thank you!!!!

by Teresa said...

I love that story too. Adorable. My mom sent my dad some "cheesecake" photos of herself so he would remember her while he was in the Marines. He left to serve right after their 2 twin babies were born, my sister and brother. I was the "after war" baby.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Love that love story. Not many people get to celebrate so many years! You and your parents are so blessed indeed. My parent made 50 years before my dad passed away and I felt to blessed to have parents that loved so long. Thank you for sharing your parents story. Love the clutch!! xoRobin❤

BRSMaryland said...

What a sweet story about your parents. 65 years is incredible...and an inspiration. Have a wonderful visit with your nieces. I'm sure the 4 year old will love the purse.

Rose Red said...

Wow, 65 years, that's amazing! What a great story about your parents' courtship!

I think a 4yo will love that bag! Very cute!

Teresa said...

65 years is a lifetime... more than a lifetime! It's really a beautiful story, like those love stories we see in the movies but know are not very likely to happen... it's good to see they do!
I'm sure your niece will love the purse and the goodies :) and thank you for your always sweet comments!
xx

Rizzi said...

WOW!!!! 65 YEARS, IT IS THE LONGEST MARRIAGE THAT I EVER HEARD OF, HOW WONDERFUL. I WOULD HAVE BEEN MARRIED 50 YEARS THIS DECEMBER 2, BUT MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 10, 2007. WE WERE MARRIED 46 YEARS. TAKE CARE, RIZZI