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Scarecrows…

…reprise and inspiration.

In addition to representing my grandparents in wedding attire, we have had fun with our scarecrow forms:

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A photo layout from an old issue of New Zealand House and Garden served as inspiration:

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as well as this amazing character from Peggy McDonald’s garden:

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Nearly five months and fifty-five posts later – a HUGE and HEARTFELT thank you to my followers and visitors who have so generously and enthusiastically encouraged me – I am loving every moment of this endeavor!!!

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Weddings past

Predictably, my head is filled with all things ‘wedding’!  I’ve been thinking of the weddings of the past that have brought my youngest son to be in this time and place, readying for his own wedding.

Although I have no picture of my paternal grandparent’s wedding in 1909, I do have artifacts….my grandmother’s ensemble, complete with hat, her locket which now contains pictures of her husband and two surviving sons, and my grandfather’s pocket watch.

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George Wallingford Downs, Sr.                           Lena Miller

In 2009 we dressed ‘scarecrows’ and set them in the lawn as guests, 100 years later, at their great-grandson’s wedding.

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Do you think they should be in attendance at the upcoming wedding of another great-grandson as well???

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