Grandma’s Scrapbooks

Tonight I have been thinking about my Grandma.

You will often see in my posts that the material I am using comes from my Grandma’s scrapbooks. I thought I would share a few pictures of them.

Grandma's Scrapbooks - Collections - Memories - ScrapbookIn this first picture you will see a few items that I have already shared. The candle on the left side of the picture is featured in Classic Candle Cards, and the picture on the right is in 12 Days.

Scrapbooks - Grandma - memories - Classic Scrap Books

Some of the scrapbooks have interesting covers to them. I really like this one.

Most of the scrapbooks are spiral bound, but a few of them are soft bound like the one above. Some of these are fragile as the binding has come apart. I have to be careful not to mix the pages up.

Scrapbooks - Spiral Bound Scrapbooks - Grandma's Memories - ClippingsThe older ones are a little smaller and have different pictures on the front of each one. I like this one with the covered bridge.

Scrapbooks - Memories - newspaper Clippings - Scrapbook page edgesThey really look neat when they are all stacked up and you look at the edges of the pages.

Of course the contents of the scrapbooks are what intrigue me. They really give me a glimpse into what my Grandma thought about and what type of things she liked.

Badlands South Dakota - Sightseeing at the Badlands - 1950's - Family Picture

I also thought I would share a picture of my Grandma from during the time she was putting together the scrapbooks that I have.

In the picture she is with my Grandpa, my dad and his younger sister at the Badlands in South Dakota.

This picture really makes me smile.

I love the way that my aunt is dressed. I can also really see one of my cousins in her look.

The big binoculars hanging around her neck really stand out and it is interesting to see my Grandpa without a beard.

OK, my thoughts are wandering in many other directions now and you will probably see at least one post next week based on where they have wandered 🙂

Steven

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22 Responses to Grandma’s Scrapbooks

  1. Boomdeeadda says:

    Wow, your grandma was very diligent of keeping them going. You’re really lucky to have them. I love old photo’s, seeing what they were wearing and sometimes the car they were driving. We have Badlands in Alberta too. The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is located in Drumheller Alberta and holds over 130,000 fossils A large deposit of Dinosaur bones have been excavated from the area. It’s really interesting. Here’s the link.

    http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/exhibits.htm

  2. These are fabulous!! Oh how I wish I had my mom’s old scrapbooks! Good for you!

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