Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday to you all! I'm glad you could stop by for a visit. I finally dug out my most precious pink treasures. They belonged to my grandmother Marie when I was a little girl and to her mother before her. When I was little they were displayed in her middle room on her huge old roll top secretary the was even older than these treasures. I always thought they were the pretties things I had ever seen. My grandmother told me that they were cranberry glass.

She also told me that when she was a little girl they adorned the top of her mother's pump organ in their parlor and that when ever they played the organ, the vases would sway back and forth on top and almost fall off, but no one ever considered moving them from there.
This is my grandma as I remember her. I think this is right after she and my grandfather Cleve bought their first house right across from the church she attended. They had worked hard all their lives and had never owned a home yet. My grandma told me that she had been friends with the woman who had owned it before her, and elderly woman who was no longer able to live alone. Her friend had insisted that she only wanted them to have it and that she wouldn't sell it to any one but them. Arrangements were made(what exactly I don't know) and they bought the house. It was always my safe place. Now an old and dear friend lives there so it feels like it is still in the family.


This is my grandmother with her parents in Parsons Kansas. I belive this is before she had any children and thought she couldn't. Her mother was Nancy Kizah Noakes Workman and her father was Frank Workman.

Well thanks again for stopping by and don't forget to go check out all the other participants at Beverly's place. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com .



24 comments:

Connie said...

Susan, happy pink saturday and valentines day, chickee. That is so sweet sharing photos of you grandparents.
Smooches,
Connie

Susan said...

Beautiful cranberry glass...and wonderful picture of your grandparents!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day Susan!

Susan

JudyBug said...

Love this post! What a sweet story and the cranberry glass is just scrumptious!

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for shring your Gramma with us today! Your cranberry glass pieces are pretty! Hope your Pink Saturday is fun! ~ Robyn

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND VALENTINES DAY SUE,
OH MY WHAT A STORY. I LOVED IT AND THOSE PINK PRETTIES I WOULD BE TERRIFIED TO HAVE SETTING OUT...THEY ARE SO VERY VERY GORGEOUS...HOW BLESSED YOU ARE TO HAVE INHERITED THEM. I LOVED THE PICTURE OF YOUR GRANDPARENTS AND THE HOUSE.
HUGS
BLESSINGS
debbie

Smilingsal said...

You have some precious items and many memories from you special grandmother. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

dana said...

Hi! Hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

I love your grandmother's cranberry glass--the pump organ story you shared was wonderful!

What great photos, too. It's such a treasure to have those family photos and the sweet memories they bring!

Have a great PSat! Dana

caren said...

Love you old photos. My grandma had cranberry glass too! It's so pretty.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

A very lovely story and beautiful cranberry glass pieces. Have a Great Day!

Abundant Blessings said...

Those vases are stuningly (is that a word?) beautiful. What sweet memories. Happy Valentines Day and Happy Pink Saturday.
Blessings,
Shelley

g said...

I love these old stories. What a wonderful thing, to have these pieces as talismans of memory.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Happy To Be said...

GM Susan...what a great PINK Saturday post...love those vases and the story about your family..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mimi said...

Happy Pink Saturday, oh, and ♥Valentine's Day♥ too!! What a beautiful pink day today. Thanks so much!

PS: A little late. Spent the day and evening yesterday with my little grandsons. Nothing like three, handsome men for distraction!

Kathy said...

Love your cranberry glass and the stories behind them!
Kathy

Deanna said...

I love that you posted photos of your grandparents. Wonderful post!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day
Deanna :D

EnglishCottageRose said...

Beautiful glass work, just gorgeous and great pictures of the family too. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Neabear said...

Nice to see a new post from you although I am late visiting it. I love the vases. Those are so pretty. Neat that you have some wonderful memories associated with them. Hope you are doing well now. I miss seeing your posts.

Light and Voices said...

Happy first day of Spring! Cranberry glass is so elegant. You are lucky enough to have something from your grandparents.
Joyce

Mimi said...

I just ♥ what you've shared this week. Pink Saturday is like candy for me...just can't get enough!

You are sending your goodies to me, aren't you? I'll be waiting for the UPS dude by the front door ☺

Memories of those we love are so special, aren't they!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Susan,
Happy Pink Saturday. I love Cranberry glass. I have several pieces myself. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Llyn M said...

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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* HAPPY PINK SATURDAY *

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Susan the cranberry glass is gorgeous, and so special. I loved reading about your grandma. Thank you for sharing with us.

Amy said...

Very pretty glass.

Carol said...

I found your pink page about your grandmother while researching my Workman family ancestors. What a delight!!! I saved your photos of Frank, Nancy and Marie to their ancestry.com individual pages so their smiles can make the dry information real. I will be happy to share my research if you are interested. We would be cousins-in-law relations because my great grand aunt married Frank's brother, Charles.

Cuz Carol