Thursday, May 15, 2014


If you are a photo junkie like me, you enjoy seeing photo boards at different events such as weddings, birthdays, graduations, reunions, and, yes, even funerals.  Photo boards have been replaced recently by power-point presentations; but I still enjoy seeing the pictures up close and personal on a display board.
My favorites are the wedding ones where the bride's growing-up pictures are on one side and the groom's on the other side with pictures of their life together since meeting shown down the middle.  I also enjoy graduation photo boards showing their school pictures K-12 and college.  How fun to see how they have changed and matured over the years.  Funeral photo boards are often in celebration of a life well-lived - a great tribute!

This weekend we are celebrating Bob's Mother's 100th birthday with a family reunion/dinner and a public community reception.  
One of my responsibilities was to do a photo board of her life.  I had previously done several books of photos for her as gifts, so accumulating the pictures for this project was fairly easy this time around.  
The hard part was picking just a few of the pictures.  My scrap booking skills are fundamental; I don't do a lot of embellishments (mainly because of the expense involved) -- just letting the pictures and celebrant be the star of the show.
I tried to pick a variety of pictures of her 
 with her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and other family members.
She was one of eight children; extended family has always been important in her life.
Her two younger brothers, along with other family members and friends, will be attending the celebration.

Happy 100th (and counting) birthday to my favorite Mother-in-law!

I'm joining in the following blog parties:
Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Nancherrow for Fridays Unfolded
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday
Imparting Grace for Grace at Home Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday


Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy one hundredth! What a blessing.
I wish her many more. Oh, those eyes, what a beauty!

Jann Olson said...

Wow! What a wonderful celebration! You did a great job on the photo board Sally! Loved seeing the photos of her both young and old. Wishing her a very Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sally,

Your mother-in-law looks lovely in her soft blue. What a nice thing to do for her to celebrate a long life.

Family is important, I agree. Thanks for sharing.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, what a milestone. Happy Birthday to her and many more. Great photo board. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, Happy Birthday to your mother-in-law! 100 years should be celebrated. The picture boards are a great way to see her life! Wasn't she a pretty little thing? Thank you so much, Dear Sally, for your visit and no, I'm going to continue to blog til the Good Lord takes me home! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie Q said...

She has the prettiest face and such sweet eyes. I can only imagine all she has seen change in her life time! This story board is amazing!