1.03.2007

Valerie's Comments

So while helping mom and dad finish clean out grandpa's house, I found some more amazing pieces of Grandma & Grandpa's history. I found boxes of love letters between the two, cards to one another, etc. Also found some pieces of Grandma's mother's - like a log book of special events, other lists and notes, etc. Also found some things of Grandpa Pope's, including some astonishing pictures of when he was a baby and a toddler. I hope to post some of these pictures, love letters, log entries, etc., in the coming days, months, however long it takes me.

At the family gathering on the 30th, I was talking to my cousin, Joe, and his wife, Josie, and my cousin, Clint. We talked a lot about grandma's journal. I actually didn't realize they read regularly, which is very exciting to me. Something was mentioned about the entries and my taking the time to post them. To their surprise, and probably yours, I don't read the entries until I post them. I type as I read them. So it doesn't take much time at all and it makes my doing this that much more exciting and special. Just thought I would share that.

Well, I hope you all continue to read and enjoy the diary as much as I have been. We are learning so much about grandma and grandpa. I just love it. How lucky we are for grandma and her mother to have loved keeping journals and logs so that one day their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren would be able to learn about their extraordinary past.


A fabulous picture of grandma and her Mother ~ not sure of the date

3 comments:

Anissa said...

Do you know who "Gen" is, Val?

Val, that's me said...

Anissa, you know, I don't. Kay is trying to find out from Edwin for me. If he doesn't know, Norma Jean or Barb may know. They both went to school with grandma . . . all about the same age. I WILL find out :)

Searching For a Meaning said...

I think it is a wonderful idea of yours to type out from the journals as one can reflect upon your dear Grandma's comments, she appears to me to have been a talented lady along with your dear Grandpa too.

One can clearly see from their devoted love for each in their writings of words of expression.

I am sure as you progress through the journals it will be an opportunity to travel into their time and be an observer of the joys from their first meeting etc.

May you enjoy your travels along this most memorable couple - a proud moment for you.

Thank you also for sharing with us all.

God Bless and thank you for leaving very kind comments on my site too.