Well it’s only been, lets see, FOREVER since I last blogged. Lots of things have changed since my last post…
We’ve completed all but 10 pages in my Grandma’s scrapbook. We had a birthday party for her at Hickory Hills October 14th and gave her the start to the scrapbook then….technically the book was completely full and we need to buy refills to finish it up! I think it went well and my do they give you a TON of food!
I’ve also completed quit a few design projects since my last post…so to keep me blogging I’ll post them one by one as they were completed…
These beauties are programs for Tiffany & Gene. Tiffany had actually already had her invites done so we took the design concept from them into these so everything coordinated together. They actually rolled up as a scroll and were sealed shut with the sticker. They turned out sooo elegant and like nothing I’ve ever done before. Congrats to the newly weds!
Stay tuned for more projects and as always visit my online portfolio for more samples of work, http://www.designtlf.carbonmade.com/.
Seems Sundays are mom and I’s chosen day to work on the scrapbook. At times it seems a little stressful because of all the work we have ahead of us and the not so many days that we have to work on it but then again it’s such a fun project! Today we got another spread done…one of my great grandparent’s wedding/anniversaries and one of my grandparents wedding. Enjoy!We got married on Friday, March 31, 1950 at 8:00. Cal always said he would always know when the 50th anniversary was. Unfortunately he did not get to celebrate it. The real reason we married then was because it was pay day! We were married at the Lutheran Parsonage in Greenfield, IA. Eileen ‘Jameson’ Armstrong and Emmett Lowery stood up with us. Reverend Volgel married us. I wore a white dress (size 7), black shoes and hat. Cal had on a brown suit. The only funny thing (and we found out about this later) is that Raymond Means and Cal’s sister Betty crawled up to the window and peeked in.
The Marriage of Calvin & Edna Mae
For our honeymoon, we went to Topeka and Alma Kansas to see a Navy buddy of Cal’s. Then 1 year later they came to see us when they got married (never knew what happened to them after that). On the way home on April 4th, 1950 we ran into a big snow storm and had to stay with an old lady in an old house – creepy!
My mom and I are putting together a scrapbook for my Grandma Finck’s 80th birthday. It’s been quite the process and mom has done great work getting all the info organized…first Grams handed us about a bazillion pics so mom got them all categorized and then she thought well, it’d be neat to have a story to go along with all the pages so we put together “work sheets” for Grams to fill out. Granted it took some work to read her handwriting but we made it! Tonight we started on her parent’s page… son of Peter and Sophia Jorgensen, was born at Alborg, Denmark December 27, 1891 and passed away August 31, 1977 at the age of 85 years 8 months and 4 days. Chris was baptized and raised in the Danish Lutheran faith. He came to the United States at the age of 15, first going to Whiting, South Dakota where he worked for a farmer. He later went to Brainerd, Minnesota where he worked in a lumber camp. In 1911 he came to Cass County, Iowa and started farming near Massena. On July 4, 1912 he was married to Winnie E. Matthews. To this union were born ten children, eight of whom survive. They continued to farm in Cass County until 1972 when ill health of his wife forced them to quit and move into Fontanelle. He enjoyed frequent visits from his children and grandchildren and he loved to go driving around his farms. It was on one of these drivers that he suffered a fatal heart attack. , daughter of the late William Jackson and Nettie Morgan Matthews, was born December 5, 1891 in Cass County, Iowa and passed away October 18, 1973 in the Cass County Memorial Hospital, Atlantic, Iowa at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 13 days. Winnie attended public schools and grew to young womanhood in the Cass County area. She was united in marriage to Chris Jorgensen on July 4, 1912 in Corning, Iowa and to this union were born ten children: 5 sons, Neal, Gerald, Ted, Merle, and Wayne; 5 daughters, Roberta, Helen, Agnes, Wilma and Edna Mae.
Christian Krosberg Jorgensen
Winnie Matthews Jorgensen
Although it’s a lot of work, it’s fun to do something like this for my Grandma and even more neat for me to learn of my heritage. Sadly, my great grandparents passed away before I was born…I’ll post more of our completed pages as they get done — we estimate they take about an hour per page! Wish us luck to getting it done by October 13th!