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Sunday, May 12, 2013

1935 Mom & My Grandmother at Butchart Gardens & 2 free vintage Mother's Day cards










Happy Mother's Day! We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful city as Victoria which features the fabulous Butchart Garden which always reminds me of great times with my parents and grandparents. We still have great family times there, especially at Christmas.

My grandparents lived in Saskatoon Sask. but made two trips to Victoria before moving here with us in 1959. The second visit was in 1935 where they always visited the Gardens. My grandmother knew Mrs.Butchart and had the good fortune of visiting her in her private garden that the top photo shows. You can see my Grandmother, Jeannie Turnbull born in 1888 and mom at 14 years old with grandma's sister and nephew. I think that is Mrs Butchart on the far left. This was and still is a completely private area for the Butchart family only. The second photo was taken at the same time but I think the third photo was much sooner because mom looks younger. I enlarged them and brought out more detail and contrast, it is wonderful what you can do to old photos in Photo Shop.

The last photo was one I took while visiting the Gardens last week, it was in the morning the the sun was shining through the tulips and really made them glow.

I have included 2 vintage Mother's Day cards from my collection for you to print and use in projects if you like. Just click on the image, then right click and save it to your computer. I have added them soon to my higher resolution area for download at 4shared.com.
 http://www.4shared.com/folder/ILtK6LJE/_online.html

Have a great week, Cheers, Jean

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