Friday, August 27, 2010

Remembering My Mother

Sybil Clare McLean Grant

Today Mom would have been 100 years old.  She made it to 96 and was ready to go.  She was a wonderful Mom and I miss her.  She was my friend.


This is a tribute to her life in pictures and a few words.


She was born on August 27, 1910, in Keifer, Oklahoma.  Her parents were O. F. and Elva McLean.


The President of the United States was William Howard Taft and Vice President was James S. Sherman.


1914
The year's top story: John D. Rockefeller establishes Rockefeller Foundation for benefit of humanity, Glacier National Park was dedicated, the first Father's Day, Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls founded, Comisky Park opened, 3M founded, NY Penn Station opened, Halley's comet


1914-Tom Thumb Wedding Picture
Inventions: Geiger counter, crystal set radio and neon tube produced


Women wore hobble skirts which were tight around the ankles and the Gibson Girl was the American Ideal (my grandmother's hairdo in the picture above was the Gibson Girl style),1st dance marathon and ballroom dancing became popular.
1934 Wedding Announcement

at 24..The Vamp style?




















HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!  I KNOW YOU ARE WITH ME IN SPIRIT IF NOT IN BODY!

7 comments:

  1. She was beautiful!

    I love to think about my ancestors. My grandma just died--she was 92, exactly sixty years older than me. There was something special about her generation. They worked hard and had spirit that people of my generation don't understand. Some of us are aware of it, and some of us are not. I think those of us who consider it, carry a legacy. I wrote a post about my grandmother after she passed away. I wasn't sure if it would make my readers uncomfortable, but I'm glad I did it because when I look back someday, it will be important to me to have.

    Anyway, beautiful post. I love the newspaper clippings and photographs. They're magical.

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  2. These pictures are absolutely beautiful. I just love staring at them! Sometimes I feel I was born far too late. Love ur blog!

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  3. Ah eu amei esse post! me fez lembrar da minha mãe e da falta que eu sinto dela!

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  4. What a great tribute! Congrats on being named a blog of note by blogger. I love to follow new blogs that I find there...Congrats again...I look forward to following you!

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  5. What a beautiful tribute to your mom! p.s. saw you as a blog of note - congratulations!

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