Mothers Day: A Fractured Fable

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As I'm busy counting comments and picking winners .. here's a little story I posted last Mothers Day ... Hope you don't mind.. They say recycling is fashionable .. I couldn't resist reposting these vintage images..


Mothers Day: A Fractured Fable

What better tribute to motherhood can a young girl give ... then dreaming of growing up to be 'just like their mamma'


a family album

Practice and training in the fine art of motherhood starts early

Young girls pay careful attention and give kind words of encouragement to dolly

They dream of that special day and someday being a bride

And then they reach the age where their dreams turn to hopes of love and finding that special beau

Someone to love and carry you through the hard times

To sweep you off your feet and promise to whisk you away to greener pastures

And one day those dreams come true!

They buy a little home in a nice new estate

Where their dreams of having babies can become a reality



There may be hard times, when they will struggle and worry for their future

They may need to turn to the in-laws for advice

It is then they will take comfort in the extended family and the wisdom and customs that have passed down through the generations

Knowing at the end of the day... when the children are grown...

there will be time to reflect and enjoy life's rewards




Julie b

IMAGES: Most of the images in this sequence were found at Square America - A wonderous website - but beware - you may get lost in here for hours mezmerised by the plethora of images


Jane said...

Gee I wish that woman was my mother in law. She looks sensible and scary at the same time. And I bet she is good at Making Do.....xoxo

The House That A-M Built said...

Just gorgeous Julie. Oh how I love that doll in the pram one. A-M xx

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks for the re-run Julie! I missed it the first time....very cute!
Hope you have a great weekend!
:) Laura

simon said...

well- the images remind me of the photos of my nan...she was SO beautiful as a teenager and young lady...then suddenly the photos of her were really "sour".....after she got married etc etc.....

Long story but she did it so hard.......

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, great post for Mother's day! I love those images, especially the first one, my Mum has one very similar from her childhood, and it has always been a favourite.
Have a wonderful weekend!
:) Flick

Shellbelle said...

I absolutely love the combination of sentiment and humor in this post done Being Ruby-style! You brought me humor and memories this morning, dear Julie.

Now you know how I love vintage photos, so I've already bookmarked Square America, I didn't want to do housework today anyway, lol.

Oh, green tomatoes are just regular tomatoes before they've fully ripened. Tomatoes will continue to ripen off the vine, just pick them while they're green and leave them on the counter. When I go to the family farm, I pick them at various stages and end up with tomatoes for a month!

rjerdee said...

I've never seen these pictures before (except for that famous one of the woman with Fun story, looks like pictures from my father's scrapbook in the 40s.
Have a wonderful weekend and let us know about your birthday next week!
xx Becky

Stephanie said...

Love these photos and the story you've built around them! super cute!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Julie,
I loved this one the first time round and, it's just as good on the reprise !!
Fabulous photographs and wonderful text. XXXX

Giulia said...

Yes, thanks. It was a first-timer for me too...very amusing & sweet. (That MIL does look sensible & scary at the same time, as Jane said.)


Susan & GG

Beach House Living said...

Thank for recycling this we had not met yet for it's original debut. Well done!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks Julie for recycling this...I missed it first time round!!! Beaut images too...the 5th one is fantastic...just seems to say it all!!!Dzintra♥x

Francine Gardner said...

A beautiful story...Happy Mother Day, Francine

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Bellissimo Julie. Buon fine settimana Rita


Happy Mother's Day. This is a wonderful sentiment with great images! ~ Angela

Princesa Nadie said...

All what you say is so real...beautiful imagen the last one and happy mother's day

erin's art and gardens said...

first time i have seen this and love, LOVE the images and your good sense of humor, dahling...thanks for the smiles........

Pooch Purple Reign said...

thats a cute story. great pics too.

oldgreymare said...

Now why would you tell me about this site when you know I am going crazy out in the garden? 3 1/2 hours to go!!!!! *&^%$#@!@#

I'll touch base Sunday, or late Saturday if not too much vino hehe.

Meanwhile - YOU- have a fabulous day Ok?

BTW You should do all your posts twice. Doubly good- doubly wonderful

Beatnheart said...

Dearest Julie, You are such a clever girl and do the most wonderful posts....these photos are great. Thanks so much for the most excellent posting of my giveaway...hey I have one of my pics on the most rockin blog in the universe...looks pretty good over here...very classy...Thank you,, you are the best...cynthia

Brabourne Farm said...

What a gorgeous and unusual look at Mother's Day - love it! Leigh

Deb said...

Beautiful post Julie.
Happy Mother's Day ♥

Francine Gardner said...

Is this a tale or is it certainly has its ups and down...but please do not let me look like this tired poor woman...I have seen too many in my small french village...

Sarah said...

Julie, thanks for stopping by HFTS and leaving a thoughtful comment. I appreciate it.
Your Mother's Day tale is delightful. Great job!
I've added myself as a new follower! Glad to find you ~ Sarah

Angie Muresan said...

Julie!!! I LOVE the story you told through the photos. Wishing you a gorgeous week!

A Refocused Life said...

What a fun little story - love the images. Thanks for making me smile. Rita

e said...

Oh, i love this post...the photos and the sentiments, so true! I laughed out loud when i saw the MIL photo! Too funny, Julie! I reckon i was lucky with the one i had...of course, she lived in a different country. ;) xx

nursemyra said...

I love Square America - they have the most fabulous photos

Roberta said...

Such a sweet, sweet post Julie and Happy Belated Birthday too! (you are probably still celebrating anyhow!) xoR