Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quotography: Abraham Lincoln

"All that I am, and hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
~Abraham Lincoln~

I chose this particular quote because recently I have been pondering my spiritual life.  That led to my remembering how my momma handed over her problems to God.  I did not see her openly praying. So I believe that she prayed the way Jesus instructed us, to pray quietly in secrecy.  I took only one photo of the three shown above, the topmost one.  When I was in my early teens, my momma bought a restaurant in which she had been the cook.  She is standing by her car (Pontiac, if I remember accurately) in the back parking lot of her restaurant.  The second image is my mom in early adulthood.  I never saw this photo until long after my mother had died.  The third image was taken by one of the workers on our town's water tower.  In the image, she is being hauled up to see the inside of the tower.  How courageous she must have been.  She was privileged to that ride because all the builders were patrons of my mom's restaurant.  I arranged all the  images of my mom and the crew in a shadow box to keep the photo memories intact.
The tower was built in 1954.
The crew ate most of their meals in my momma's restaurant. It was called Junior's Family Room.  I do not know who nicknamed my mom Junior, but it stayed with her even after she sold the restaurant.  

This is inside the tower.

local newspaper photo

I'm fairly certain that Momma had the cake made by the Redkey bakery from whom she bought all bread supplies.  The birthday "boy's" name was Doc.

Here is my shadow box with the door open so there is no glare. 

At the bottom are the signatures of the entire crew who built the water tower.
I do remember sharing this photo in 2011 on Al's Sunday Scans, but not the rest of the photos.


Lisa said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom. I love seeing photos from yesteryear. I think we all ponder our spiritual lives at some point. I wish you a successful journey with yours!

Kaylene said...

Thank you so much for sharing, they are precious memories. Cheers

Norma Ruttan said...

Yes, they are, Kaylene, thank you!

kelley jensen said...

I love that quote--it reminds me of my mother as well. love your post, it is very sweet.

GB said...

Fascinating glimpse into your life and the past Norma as well as being a lovely tribute.