Friday, April 5, 2013

Funeral Card Friday: great uncle Paul

My grandmother's family seemed to be blessed by living long lives. Sure, she had two brothers die in infancy and one sister die as a teenager. But once her and her siblings made it to adulthood, they seemed to live a long life.
front of funeral card

Here is the funeral card from my great-uncle Paul P. Regnier. He was my grandmother's brother. Uncle Paul and Aunt Laura never had any children, so I think they enjoyed seeing their nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. They lived in the same town as my grandparents, so often when the family gathered, Uncle Paul and Aunt Laura would stop by. 
Uncle Paul was born in 1906 and lived to 2005, until he was 98 years old. The last years of his life were spent in the nursing home. His younger sister never married or had children, and she was particularly close to him especially late in his life. This great-aunt of mine is the last sibling of my grandmother who is still living, at the age of 94. My great-aunt is in the nursing home and my mom takes care of her finances.
I particularly like the front of this funeral card with the pretty scenery. I think perhaps this is a Thomas Kincaid photo but I'm not sure. 
Rest in peace Great Uncle Paul; you led a good long life.  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday: Marriage momentos

Well I am months behind on blogging but I found a couple subjects on Geneabloggers I thought I might blog about, so hopefully a post today and tomorrow.

My "treasure chest Thursday" post is not from a treasure chest at all, but they are special momentos to me. They come from my walls. I have my great-grandparents' marriage license framed with photos, and my grandparents' marriage license framed with a photo and their rings. Plus I have my own marriage momentos framed.

First here is my great-grandparents' marriage license framed with photos: Chris (Jorgen Christian) Jorgensen and his wife Katie Nelson. This is written in Danish.

Okay I had that image rotated and now it rotated back when I added it.
Next is my grandparents' marriage license with photo and rings: Mable L. Foster and Lars Alfred Jorgensen

Last is a collection of my wedding momentos that I put in a shadow box:

Everyone took pictures of my wedding cake so I had lots of extra photos of that.
These are very special to me.
If you have wedding licenses and photos, I'd advise framing them so you can treasure them, rather than have to sift through papers or folders to find them.