At Home - with Memories

Elizabeth and Jay's wedding was beautiful and joyous.
The bride was glowing.
We were happy to be there and share it with them.
I was really proud to see my brother walking her down the aisle and hear him proposing an eloquent toast to Elizabeth and Jay at the rehearsal dinner.

Of all the special moments there was one that brought tears to my eyes. My brother invited me and my sisters in turn for a dance to the tune " It Must Have Been Moonglow" - Mama and Daddy's special song.

Mama's kids - Lynda, Dena, Robert, Ellouise and Kathy.
Robert says, "you are the matriarch now, Ellouise." Wow.
Don't know what that means except that I am the oldest.

We started our trip in Charlotte and one of the high points was a visit with my Dad's sister, Loretto and her daughter Louise. It was a happy afternoon.

Saturday morning we decided on a quick sightseeing trip in Greenville before the wedding.
We love attic museums so we decided to visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum which is in the small brick house that was his home in Greenville. There are many wonderful things in the house and very effective wall graphics and displays that give you a sense of him and his baseball career - but this sink was a high point for me. As I stood in front of it I felt as though I had crossed back in time to Granny's house at 2308 East 7th Street and I loved being there.

And just look at this mix master. Don't you love it?


Dianne said...

I'm so glad that you and Jim were able to be at the rehearsal dinner and wedding. Jay's mama and Elisabeth's "Mahee" told me that they could have talked to you for hours! In fact, Jay's mama, Kathy, is already talking about getting our families together in Charlotte. How fun would that be? Lots of love to you and Jim and thanks for all the love you shared with me and Rob, but especially with Jay and Elisabeth, with your presence.

Granny Sue said...

Lovely photos, Ellouise. I can imagine how good it felt to be back with your family.

I like the pictures of the old-time kitchen too. I have the sifter to go with the canisters in the last one!

Travelin'Oma said...

I am the matriarch in my family now, too. It's such an honor to always be introduced as "the oldest." LOL

What a special occasion to dance with your brother. I haven't done that since I was ten!

Thanks for participating on my blog. I like hearing my readers think.

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