Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle



TO MY MOTHER
My little baby lies along my arm,
And, looking at her there, the glad tears press,
And, like a tidalwave of tenderness,
The years of love since I lay cradled so —
Unfathomed love enfolding me from harm —
Return and flood my life. For now I know.

Ann Devoore


FOUR GENERATIONS HELD IN
THEIR MOTHER'S ARMS


Julia Ernestine Fleischmann Salter
Lillian Elizabeth Salter



Lillian Elizabeth Salter Greene
Lillian Elizabeth Greene



Lillian Elizabeth Greene Campbell
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Note: This was a group of photographs I framed for my oldest daughter as a Christmas present - to show her place in history. Oh yes, and to remind her she's the end of the line, hence endNote.

Photographs:

Julian Ernestine Fleischmann Salter - Lillian Elizabeth Salter. ca. 1904. Digital image. Photograph privately held by the footnoteMaven, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Preston, Washington. 2007

Lillian Elizabeth Salter Greene - Lillian Elizabeth Greene. ca. 1924. Digital image. Photograph privately held by the footnoteMaven, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Preston, Washington. 2007

Lillian Elizabeth Greene Campbell - footnoteMaven. ca. 1950. Digital image. Photograph privately held by the footnoteMaven, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Preston, Washington. 2007

footnoteMaven - endNote. Photograph. 1968. Digital image. Photograph privately held by the footnoteMaven, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Preston, Washington. 2008

TheEnd

7 Comments:

Blogger Jasia said...

Wow, fM. Your family is movie-star beautiful! You have a terrific set of photographs there! There's nothing like the love between mother and child is there?

May 10, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Very cool to have four generations of mother and daughter photographs. Something not many people have. Your daughter is a lucky gal to have such a talented mother! Nice pictures too.

May 10, 2008 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

fM,

Great photos! And I love the nickname "endnote"!

Donna
What's Past is Prologue

May 10, 2008 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Terry Thornton said...

MAVEN, What a beautiful group of women and their daughters. How fortunate you are to have such a lineage of photographs, good genes, and good looks.
TERRY

May 11, 2008 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

What a beautiful set of photographs - your daughter is very lucky, that is such a lovely and meaningful present!

Happy Mother's Day -

May 11, 2008 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you all for your kind words about the women of my family.

I wish I could take credit for the "looks," but I can't anymore than I can take the blame for our poor health.

Oh, and my family always knows what they're getting for Christmas, they just don't know which one.

fM

May 11, 2008 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

fM,

I can't help but notice how very much your daughter looks like you at around the same age.

Very lovely!

Janice

May 13, 2008 at 7:01 AM  

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