Sunday, March 23, 2008

Gothic Arches - Heritage


The theme this week on Gothic Arches is Heritage. I've chosen a picture of my grandparents' wedding...it looks like a moment frozen in time...full of the promise and uncertainties of new beginnings. This is Sarah and Antone. Both of my grandparents had only recently immigrated to the US from the Madeira Islands and settled in a Portuguese neighborhood in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Sarah came with her father and a brother and sister leaving behind her mother and older sisters. My grandmother's brother, standing behind her, served as the best man. My grandfather died before I was born but I grew up with Sarah who lived with our family until she passed away in her 70's. My oldest daughter, Sara, was named for her.

23 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is a great arch. Stunning design.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, love the colours and gorgeous photo.

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!!! great photo and a beautiful tribute!!

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is fabulous. Great photo and colors.
Debby

Kelly said...

lovely arch!

truutske said...

Great "family" arch. Love it.

KardKrazy said...

Linda, it's a beautiful arch! Thank you so much for sharing some of your story with us and for joining in this weeks' challenge!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Gorgeous - love that photo!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Well done! Very beautiful!

Willy said...

Beautiful arch!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful arch!

Jeri Aaron said...

Very nice arch!

Rein said...

This is beautiful!

filetta said...

beautiful arch ! lovely

friedaquilter said...

Another gorgeous photograph! Her wedding dress looks so lovely and thanks for sharing your family with us on such a lovely arch!

dutchstamptramp said...

Gorgeous arch and what a perfect wedding picture!

Laura said...

Fantastic arch! The colors, layers of papers, patterns, and rich family story make this arch a treasure!
Creatively Yours, Laura

Heather Robinson said...

It is a pleasure to read of the family members who are captured in this wedding photograph. Oh so much life lived at that point and so much ahead. Beautiful arch!

carylsrealm said...

What a great arch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous arch and such a precious photo!

Sally said...

Lovely arch and so nice to use a treasured family photo :)
Sally
x

Patricia said...

What a well composed arch. It's lovely.

Karen Owen said...

Lovely and what a great tribute to your heritage.