Monday, July 21, 2008

Think Monday, Think ATC - Nostalgia


We often do look back at past times with a sense of longing and a feeling that life was somehow better. The photograph on this artist trading card is of my father when he was a little boy. He lived on a farm with his mother, father and sister. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and often tells us stories of playing in creeks on his way to and from school and sledding and skiing on hills near his home. The reality was that his family had very little money and had to rely on the land for their living. His parents rented a farm when he was little and inherited the elderly brothers who owned it so his mother had two extra mouths to feed and attend to as well as her own family. This is my entry for this week's Think Monday, Think ATC challenge.

29 comments:

sija said...

Fabulous!

Sanja said...

great ATC,Heather!!:0)

Anneke said...

he is gorgeous and nice to make it with a picture from your father

KardKrazy said...

You are right, Heather, and thankfully we are allowed to see the past in a better light.
Love how much of yourself you put into this ATC. One's childhood home is a very special place.

Deborah said...

This is really beautiful, and using the picture of your father makes it even more meaningful. I love it.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow love them.
Really great work.

Faye said...

Beautiful tribute to your grandparents and the hard life they had. It appears that they were able to make home a special haven, in spite of lack of material things.

Char said...

Lovely ATC. Miss the snow so nice to see.

Sarah said...

The picture of your father is such a treasure! If only the family values of that time were a little more widespread today! This is a wonderful ATC!

Claudine said...

wonderful atc

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love it.

Barbara said...

Oh how nice, love the pants.

Dawn said...

Oh wow ! I love your stories they always put a smile on my face and this is just perfect.
Great memories!

Dawn
x

Linda said...

This is lovely!

Rein said...

Gorgeous ATC!

Alexandra Knittel said...

Ohhh Heather this ATCs is wonderful!

~*~Patty said...

How very sweet Heather and so nostaglique. Thank you for sharing some of our father's story with us :) That snow scene is looking so nice and cool. We're cooking here in VA with temps in the high 90's, feeling like the 100's (38c)

Marilyn Rock said...

This is fabulous! I always love the inclusion of family photos! Beautiful!

Clau said...

This is so wonderful Heather, and very nostalgique indeed. Thanks for sharing!

Marina said...

Nostalgia also can meen tough times, thanks for sharing this story with us.
Your ATC looks absolutly fabulous, I simply love it.

truutske said...

Incredible Heather.
Klasse!!

rose said...

what a beautiful ATC and how wonderful to have such a picture of your father,stunning

Jann said...

This is beautiful, Heather! And I love that the image is of your father--how wonderful!

Chriss Rollins said...

great story to go with this great atc thank you for sharing it all with us.
chriss x

Silvia said...

I can feel the snow ;-) Great ATC.

aino said...

This is very great and lovely. I like lot.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hi Heather -

I really love this ATC and the story of your Dad as a boy. You are so right about how we look to the past with fondness and often forget that hard times were faced. Thanks for sharing his story and the lovely card - I do love snow!!!

Peggi xo

Fanny said...

I like it! :)

Jean said...

oh I love this one!! I am one of those crazy people that adores snow and this is great!!!