“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!”
Happy Thursday lovely friends! Can tomorrow possibly be the last day of May? It is a very busy month with Mother’s Day, Ella Mae’s Birthday, Memorial Day, graduations, bridal showers, etc. I am taking a look back on the happenings of the merry month of May . In case you missed the big event of May 3rd, you can read about it here. I have an exciting giveaway, so be sure to read to the bottom of this post to find out how to enter!
Our son took this aerial photo of our picturesque city on one of our First Friday’s. Our city has done a wonderful job with these monthly events that feature food, live music, and an array of classic cars and motorcycles, and lots of fun for the entire family!
The director of Downtown Gadsden, Inc is a friend of mine and she shares photos on social media of each First Friday. I was amazed to see this 1955 Oldsmobile parked and ready for the May event. So what is so amazing about this car? My Dad owned one just like this when I was probably three or four. I am not sure I remember the car as much as I remember seeing photos of my family with the car. I showed the photo to Daddy and he said it was identical to the one he owned…just a blast from my very young past!!
A photo of a very somber Ella Mae before her birthday party…Mommy had to wake her from a nap and she wasn’t quite awake. It didn’t take her long to get in the birthday spirit. Since she is a princess, that was the theme of her party. Her Mommy made the amazing castle cake and her cute little dress that had princesses all over the fabric. We just enjoyed being in the moment, so not a lot of photos to share.
We celebrated Mother’s Day, which was also Ella Mae’s birthday, at my brother’s and SIL’s home ! I think she is too big for this toy!
My Renaissance Man made an interesting discovery this past Sunday afternoon, a country cemetery near our home that we were not aware of. There is this small pavilion with old church pews that is used for graveside services and for Decoration Day. What is it about old cemeteries that interest me so?!!
I ran across this photo recently of a very dark time in our city’s history and for the entire South and our nation. Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, and Anthony Franciosa visited our town in 1963 to support the Civil Rights Movement. This picture was taken in front of Republic Steel where they met with workers. I have no memory of this, but I asked my Daddy and he remembers it well. I am so grateful that I grew up in a home with no prejudice and that taught love and never hate.
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