January 11, 2008


Friday Show & Tell
50th Anniversary Footstool



Time to celebrate another show and tell hosted by Kelli. Today I wanted to share with you something that is very precious to me. Most of you know how close I was to my grandparents and that is why I am so happy to be able to have this footstool in my home. In 1981 we gave Grammy and Grandaddy a 50th anniversary party and boy, was it a party! What did we do? We squared danced!! Everybody got dressed up in their square dance finery and danced the night away. Grammy and Grandaddy danced the most that evening and it is a memory I will cherish always! This footstool was handmade by their dear friend and if you look closely you can see their name and also the year. The Lord went on to bless them with 71 wonderful years of marriage. They remain my inspiration!



The footstool has a place of honor right next to my grandparent's antique bed in our guest room.

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a great show & tell. I love the foot stool..and that bed, simply fabulous.

Daughter of the King said...

What a beautiful piece...and it looks so wonderful next to that gorgeous bed in your guest room....
What blessing....
Deby

Penless Thoughts said...

This is a treasure indeed. 71 years. WOW!!!
Susan

ellen b. said...

Wonderful! What a great treasure and memories! The bed is great too! Blessings...

Kelli said...

What a beautiful and special treasure, Susan! It looks perfect in your guestroom. I'm sure you will always have wonderful memories of your grandparents and the fun night of square dancing too!
Hugs,
Kelli

MammyT said...

71 years is amazing. They had to marry very young and live very long lives. But this is a beautiful S&T. In the setting with the bed it is to nice, AND THE BED! My goodness.
Nancy

Julieann said...

The footstool is absolutely beautiful--and so is the bed:)

Julieann

Linda said...

This is a wonderful treaure and I love the bed too.
What lovely memories you have of your grandparent. Linda

Jackie said...

I love the colours in the footstool. It is just beautiful sitting beside the bed. Thank you for sharing your treasures.

Mrs.T said...

Both the foot stool and the bed are simply lovely. They must bring back so many wonderful memories whenever you walk past or into the guest room. Thank you for sharing!

ChrisJ said...

Seventy-one years! Amazing! The foot stool is beautiful. We visited a small church, I think it was in Wales, and all the ladies of the church had made a footstool like these for the pews. Such skill and devotion.

nannykim said...

cool story!! Thanks for sharing it.

Gattina said...

That's a very nice souvenir ! and 71 years of marriage ! I feel like an orphan with my 38 years of marriage, lol !

Randi said...

What a wonderful keepsake...it's so pretty!

Cookie Sunshine said...

your show and tell gave me chills. I really enjoyed reading it and looking at the photos. What a very sweet and wonderful story.
-Cookie

Mrs. U said...

Oh Susan, this is wonderful!! What a wonderful treasure!! But even more wonderful is the incredible legacy they left for their family to follow!!

His,
Mrs. U

Sharon Kay said...

I love the look of the stool and and your bed is beautiful. A guest room like that and they may stay for a month. I love what you did with the resy of my story.