A Haven for Vee

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Week Before Thanksgiving

Just one week to Thanksgiving! Where, no really, where does the time go?

Last evening, I went strolling through Blogdom. I didn't comment often, but it certainly was good to catch up a little. I also visited Country Living where I looked at Thanksgiving Table settings. The one I am using in my header was called "Family History" or some such thing. The old photographs reminded me of our past week as my niece created another video using many vintage photos of Nan.

We don't quite know how Thanksgiving is shaping up for our family. Some wished to visit away, but with only three available days to accomplish all that travel, it didn't seem prudent. We'll see...

I'm leaving you with two vintage photos. One is a wee picture of little baby Nan in her mother's locket where we can tell that she is dressed warmly for those Moncton winters. She wears a knitted cap close to her head and a fur cap as well. One eye is closed in a cute little baby wink.

The other was taken at "The Rocks" near Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick. This is how we prefer to think of her now. Stepping forward and smiling back. This was how my niece closed the video:
Nan 1909–2010
Forever in Heaven


  1. how lovely. that's how i will forever
    think of her, too. i hope she meets my
    beloved grandmothers in her new

    your header took my breath away. i
    wonder if i have time to get some of
    our photos 'sepiad' like that. such a
    significant statement that thanksgiving
    is about our gratitude for those we


  2. What a beautiful header Vee. I am traveling this Thanksgiving to visit family.

    I love the last picture of Nan...what a wonderful way to remember her.

  3. Love the header...with all the photos of those who matter most.

    What nice memories of Nan...who is now enjoying the beginning of forever in her new home.

    Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving season.

  4. Sweet memories for you all, Vee.

  5. Hi Vee, your new header is very pretty. And so was your beloved grandmother! I love the photo, it's like she's smiling down on you from heaven.


  6. Vee,

    What precious pictures and memories you share of your Nan. I am sure her smile was just like that as she stepped into heaven. Please know I will be praying you through all those firsts without her. May your memories be happy ones that make your heart light and your gratitude deep. Love you much,

  7. Wonderful pictures and what a perfect time to remember those who have been a part of our Thanksgivings past, and who we will see again.

  8. Your header really is pretty.
    That seems a perfect picture to close with Nan looking back and smiling.

  9. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you'll miss her but you have wonderful memories that will last forever! Hugs to you, my friend! God bless you and comfort you! ♥♥♥

  10. Stepping forward, smiling back - what a wonderful tribute to a beautiful woman. And a way to life.

    I'm going to remember this.

  11. Oh how pretty it is here!!! Yummy, delicious pretty!

    As you know, I so wanted to make changes at my blog, but got....... *cut off at the pass.* Oh well, try, try again. And all that jazzzzz.

    Sweet old photos.

    Mmmmm, it's good to have you back, Dear One!!! :-))))))))

    Gentle hugs...

  12. My dad died three days before Thanksgiving last year and most of that holiday is a blur. This year our children and grandchildren and a few friends will celebrate together and then the day after my sister and our husbands are going on a three day trip to Missouri. Just to get away and relax. Memories of this time last year are too painful. My advice is to take this holiday easy and not try to do to much.

  13. How darling that baby photo! And how fortunate that you have it and the other photos! Sooooo lovely..

    Have yourself a fine little Thanksgiving and thanks for being just exactly who you are :-)

  14. These photos are wonderful treasures. I like the thought of thinking of her smiling and moving forward. Very good.

    Glad my Bandit caught your Mom's eye. She is quite something, our Bandit.

  15. Thank you so much for sharing these photos of Nan. I hope you will continue sharing memories with us. You can see in the pictures that she was cherished as an infant and became a beautiful young woman. I love the way the video was closed.

    Oh, the header you've created is perfect!

  16. What a wonderful way to remember her!

    It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away. This year has just flown by!

  17. Beautiful header, Vee. And beautiful pictures of Nan.
    I was delighted to see your comment and visit.
    Thinking of you and keeping you and yours in my prayers.

  18. I love that you can remember her this way. How precious are those memories. What a blessing you can have them.

    The header is lovely. I think it would be a perfect table setting. Thanksgiving always makes me reflect on family and that table conveys those sentiments.


  19. Both are wonderful photos of your Nan, Vee! She must be smiling in heaven as she greets all that went before her. I'm sure she would like happy memories to be shared during the first holiday without her.

    I have lots of vintage family photos framed like the photo in your header. I never thought to make them a centerpiece for my holiday table. It looks so pretty!

  20. Beautiful header Vee, and what a wonderful idea for a centerpiece.
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of your dear Nan, I know the video was very touching too.
    My thoughts and prayers continue with you.

  21. How absolutely lovely, Vee. A beautiful baby and young lady, and I know she had a beautiful spirit all her life. I love the way your niece ended the video. Perfectly.

    Very sentimental header photo. Thinking of family and being thankful for them.

    Hugs, Vickie

  22. Dearest Vee,
    My heart goes out to you on the loss of your darling Nan. She is now young again, just like the photo of her looking back, but dressed in white and glowing after meeting her maker. She will always be in your heart and a part of you, just like my dear Grandma Meme. They are such a part of who we are.
    Your header is so beautiful and a lovely tribute to how important our family is to us, how thankful we are to have them in our lives.

    Blessings to you and yours... big HUGE hugs, Sherry

  23. Such precious photographs! Lovely treasures of the past. I never displayed pictures of my grandmother and father til they were gone. They are sweet reminders.
    Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  24. Lately I'm searching more and more for old family photos. Not sure why but I'm drawn to the people that I've loved and no longer have here with me when they were young and in the prime of their life. These are beautiful photos Vee. I'm so sorry for your loss. xo

  25. Quite a vintage photo of the baby Vee.
    I think I am glad that we do not have to celebrate thanksgiving as well as Christmas!

    Hope you have a great time though.