Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Make Sure She Wears Her Boots

When Daddy D and I married 44 years ago the day after Christmas, my father gave my groom this advice, "Make Sure She Wears her Boots." From time to time my husband has reminded me of this sage wisdom. Now of course, my father, a humorous fellow, was mostly joking. However, characteristically I did not always dress for the weather so advising my husband to encourage proper winter attire was wise.

As a matter of fact, I have not worn boots for years. But yesterday, we added a nice waterproof, lined pair of boots to my winter wardrobe. We live near a large park, and I needed something to wear for walks in the snowy woods.

In the woods giving the new boots a try.

My dad would have approved of my wise choice. My husband might have preferred a pair like these. Somehow I do not think that is what my father meant.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

One More Blue Child...and Another One

When my Daddy D was a baby, he wore a little blue corduroy suit. After the birth of our first son, his mother gave us the suit and asked for a picture of our son in the family suit. We took the picture and one of our second son as well. Many years later our daughter-in-law suggested that our first grandchild be photographed in the little blue suit. Our granddaughter modeled her grandpa suit with flair as did her cousin, our second granddaughter a few years later. Our grandson was the latest to wear Grandpa's suit. This is his picture.

You see pictures of the rest of the Blue Family in other entries on the is blog here and here. Before Nathan wore the Little Budgee Suit, his aunt repaired the suit enough to be worn for the pictures. Hopefully, the suit will last for one more grandchild, who is expected to arrive at the end of June.