Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pink Saturday - Love note

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We were cleaning out the drawers of the two bedside tables in Mom's bedroom. My nephew will be driving a van full of some of her stuff up to Chicago later this month, so my brother and I were preparing things for him.

One of the things about my parents is that they never threw anything away. We moved seven times between my birth and graduation. Yet even now, Mom's house has things I remember from childhood. And I'm not talking just about china, furniture and keepsakes - I'm talking about the same bathroom wastebasket, the same saucepans, the same cheese grater with the broken handle ("It still works.")

I found this pink florist's note in the table on Dad's side. It had a pressed, crumpled pink grosgrain ribbon attached. This note would have been written in September, 1945.

Dad and Mom met at the University of Texas, when, struggling in Chemistry Lab, he asked the best student in class to help him study. They had a whirlwind romance, and were married in April of 1945. They were together until Dad passed away in early 2002.

When I showed it to Mom, she smiled. He was always buying her flowers back then, she said, even when he couldn't afford them.

41 comments:

Anil P said...

Such a warm and beautiful note. Dating back from then must lend it some history as well as longevity - a smiling moment.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is so sweet...brought tears to my eyes....written words and notes can be very powerful!
Happy PS!

bj said...

Oh, girl...this is so sweet it brought tears to my eyes...
These kind of memories are so priceless...
love, bj

Cori G. said...

Such a sweet post Glennis. Its nice to know that there are people in the world who love for a life time.
Happy pink Saturday.
Cori G.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Wow !!!1 What a beautiful find....Young love that lasted a life time...what a beautiful Treasure...I think you should frame it....
Hugs,
Mo :-0

Bernideen said...

This is so touching.....

Suzie Button said...

This was so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Suzie

Smilingsal said...

What a sweet memory; I guess your mom is glad that she saved it. Happy Pink Day!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

So sweet...what a lovely keepsake! Happy Pink Saturday!

Neabear said...

How special to find that note! Perfect for Pink Saturday. Thanks for visiting me. Happy Pink Saturday!

PlantBuddy said...

I recognized my hubby here. He absolutely refuses to throw away anything. If he can't find something of his then he suspects I have thrown it out. Me? Never.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That is so, so sweet! I love this pink post!! Happy Pink Saturday!

char72 said...

The pink love note is so sweet. My mother was the same way. After she passed away, I found a lot of old letters and cards from back in the 1940s. It was wonderful to see and read each one.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories.
Charlotte

splummer said...

Hi!
That was an awesome story! Thanks for sharing this memory. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Pink Saturday! ENJOY your day! Fifi

Denise Elizabeth said...

Touching post! Happy day! Thanks for the visit. Hugs Denise

judicreations said...

That was a very lovely little story. The picture of your mother is just beautiful...such lovely eyes and beautiful smile.
Thank you so much for sharing...I hope you are having a nice Saturday...come by and visit again...I will back too.
Its always sooo nice to meet new blogging friends.
bye for now
judi

KayEllen said...

Happy Pink Saturday to youuuuu!
Love your post!
Have a wonderful weekend:) and blessed Thanksgiving...

KayEllen

Kathy said...

That is absolutely precious. What a wonderful keepsake for you.

Have a perfectly pink weekend...Kathy

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful and heartfelt post, it's lovely on so many levels! I am a saver and Love stumbling across things from days gone by. oxo
*Happy Pink Saturday*

Happy To Be said...

G this was a great PINK Saturday post how special of your mama to have kept this note all these years now this kind of stuff just makes me cried..I love romance girl...thanks for sharing and for coming by...hugs and smiles Gloria

Dee Light said...

What a special note, and what wonderful memories. Aren't you glad she kept it? Thank you for a wonderful post.

Stephanie said...

What a touching story! It warmed my heart...we can all only hope for a love that endures like theirs.

Happy Pink Saturday...and

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie

Ed said...

What a beautiful post, true love never dies so they say, you must have some wonderful, happy childhood memories - I think that things from our childhood, whatever they are, make us feel safe and secure....Happy Pink Saturday xx

ellen b said...

What a sweet story g! I love it. Your mom was such a beauty!! Oh and Roger's is in Corona Del Mar...

Shelia said...

Oh, how precious! And to think you have this little card from so long ago! I'm sure this brought back some sweet memories for your mother. Thanks for sharing the Pink sweetness,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Robyn said...

That is one of the sweetest posts I've read in quite awhile! What a wonderful post for Pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by my blog, just to let u now that was last week's pink, today's pink is up now if you'd like to stop back by. Have great weekend!

CC said...

This is the most wonderful pink post. Thank you so very much for sharing with us such a sweet memory. Happy Pink Saturday..

dana said...

Oh my, that post of yours was just the sweetest ever. You'll have to frame that little note!

In Kansas City, we have the Hereford House Rest.. That place is a steakhouse (nationally known for it's wonderful steaks)and the first one in town (I think there are 3 others now) had a huge cow/bull on top of it that looked like the one you showed in your post! We have lots of Bar B Q spots, but I can't think of a one with a cow like that!
Happy Pink Sat! Dana

Ellen said...

What a beautiful Lady, and a beautiful memoire to have and to hold. I just got this warm feeling on a very chilly night.
Happy Pinkness
Kindredly,EllenL

Dawn said...

What a nice man! And your mother is beautiful! Happy PS!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a sweet post, and your mother is so pretty !

Joy said...

Goodness she was soooo pretty and what a priceless treasure to still have such a precious note.

erin said...

So sweet! What a precious memory! Thank you for sharing it! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh! That was a hearwarmer!

JCK said...

You look SO much like your mom. That's a lovely photo of her.

Now, aren't you glad that they didn't throw things away? That little note is a gem.

Chloe Patricia said...

Thank you for visiting me and thank you for sharing the sweet memory with us this week. Happy pink weekend. Chloe Patricia

LvPoohBr2 said...

Love the pictures for Pink Satureday! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't have a lot of jadite. I wish I did.

Beverly said...

Oh, Glennis. This is just lovely. It is the best kind of Pink Saturday post ever. True love endures forever.

Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Jeanie said...

This is just beautiful and the story even more so. What a treasure to have!

Happy Pink Saturday, Thanksgiving, and thanks for visiting my blog!

auctiongirlvintage said...

I've really enjoyed reading your posts about your mother's move. The rose that D sent along for the trip is so sweet and definitely a nice touch of home to bring on a long journey by car. And I like the way you took photos showing the rose along the way :o)

I spent the past year and a half emptying my mother's home after she passed away, and found many floral cards and other sentimental mementos (dinner receipts, matchbooks and cocktail napkins, dried corsages, etc.) that belonged to my parents or my grandparents (whose items had been incorporated into my mom's house 25 years ago). I found it very difficult to throw out anything like that, and now have to decide what to do with boxes filled with old letters and memorabilia. It's wonderful that you and your brothers were all involved in your mother's move, it's obvious there's a lot of love in your family.

Victoria