Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In Olden Days

I've been reminiscing about my maternal grandparents lately. They were divorced in the 1950s and took turns living with us in their later years.  PawPaw was a district judge in Baton Rouge, LA, and DeeDee was a socialite.  He loved hunting and deep sea fishing, and she could shoot when she wasn't at a tea or playing with grand kids.
I drew this picture of them for my brother from two separate black and white photos I joined in Photo Shop.

"To the Hunt" colored pencil, watercolor, ink 2014

I just have to add these next two photos from my Mom's album.  I love old clothes.  I'm sure that DeeDee and her friends thought they were the grandest in their latest fashion.  How we laugh looking back, and yet how charming.

DeeDee and her cousin Lulie

But, my all time favorite is this one.

DeeDee and Lulie - bathing beauties

I asked DeeDee if she had trouble swimming in all that fabric.  She just laughed and told me that no one knew how to swim.  They were there to get some sun and attract the boys. 
Well, I guess times haven't changed so much.  Girls are still luring the guys, and the guys would still rather be hunting and fishing.

I was so blessed to have my grand parents live with us when I was growing up.  They taught us kindness, service, and respect for our elders.  I wish more families could experience such a blessing.

I hope y'all have a very blessed day,


  1. Those big hats CRACK ME UP. I'd like the one on the left, please. And is this a hint that you're coming to live with us soon? ;)

  2. Only when invited! I don't think you should give up your new sewing/craft room.

  3. Hi Y’all!

    Grandparents are a blessing. Love the old time stuff.

    If you haven’t already, I hope y’all will come to my new home, I’m still workin’ on it. I’m tryin’ different formats. I have a new one today. We would appreciate your input.

    Y’all hurry on by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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