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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vintage Mug Shots

I hope you all enjoy this as a treat as much as I did putting it together!

First off, I didn’t have any pictures of Grammy scanned when I talked about the women in my family last weekend, so I want to share a couple photos of my great-great-grandmother.

This one is my great-great-grandparents. Grammy was born in 1885, so the photo was probably taken in the early 1900s.

Wonda Pugh

This one is Grammy in the mid to late 60s

And here is Grammy with me in 1966:

Here is my last vintage family photo, the four generations of women before me that were alive at the time of my birth:

Circa 1949
Top to bottom: Grammy, Mums, Grandma and Mom

Now the photos are definitely vintage, but they are not my Vintage Thingie Thursday piece . This is my Thingie for the week:

Monogrammed cups for Wonda and Opal Pugh.

I wanted these cups when we cleaned up Mums’ house, but Grandma trumped me. “You’ll eventually have them, but for now, they’re mine!”

As I’ve said before, Mums was only Opal Pugh until 1922, so they have to be older than that. If they were etched after 1910, there’s probably another one in the family for my great grandmother’s sister, Garnet.

Family Lore: the girls were both named for gems. Had there been another sister, she would have been Ruby.

There you have it, a couple of my most treasured heirlooms and certainly the best “mugs” in my collection!

See more vintage treasures at The Coloradolady, Vintage Thingy Thursday.


LV said...

A wonderful post of vintage photos and memories.

Edna B said...

What beautiful mugs!! And those photos are simply precious! I don't think I ever knew anyone who met their great great grandparents. You are one very lucky lady. I had one grandfather, but he died when I was very young. I think your family lineage is awesome! I'm off to bed now with my Nook to read a bit. You have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a great family memories with pictures as well as the lovely red flashed cups. Thanks for sharing. Loved reading as well as and seeing family history.

Ronalyn said...

Those mugs are awesome!