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Wedding Wednesday-Robert and Marie Cox

Today for Wedding Wednesday I would like to feature my grandparents Robert & Marie Cox. They were married June 10, 1945. This is a transcript of the news paper write up.

“Miss Jewel Marie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben L Smith of Boaz became the bride of Petty Officer Robert S Cox son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Cox June 10.The ceremony was performed at the home of the groom’s grandmother Mrs. R.O. Gamble, Boaz, with Rev. W.L. Stallings officiating.

An altar of greenery arranged with baskets of white gladioli and pink rosebuds and wrought iron candelabras with burning tapers formed the background for the ceremony. The candles were lighted by Miss Flora Mae Stone and Miss Josephine Gamble.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white lace trimmed silk pique dress with a sweetheart neckline. Her only ornament was a single strand of pearls. She carried a white prayer book covered with gardenias and rosebuds with satin streamers tied with forget-me-nots.

Mrs. Richard a Wilson, matron of honor, wore and ice blue crêpe dress.

James Earl Battles, shipmate of the groom, served as best man.


A reception followed the ceremony. The bride’s lace-covered table was centered with a wedding cake encircled with gardenias. Assisting in serving were Mrs. Woodrow Wells, Mrs. Oscar Gamble, Mrs. Albert Gamble, Mrs. Veamon Moultrie and Mrs. George Gamble.
Later in the evening the couple left for Mobile where the groom waited assignment to a ship. The bride is now living in Gadsden with her parents until the groom returns.”

Maritime Monday-Robert Sessions Cox

robert-001Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to an amazing start. For Maritime Monday I want to feature my grandfather Robert Sessions Cox. He sailed with the merchant marines as a young man in the 1940’s. If anyone has any information about what being in the merchant marines would have been like at that time, I would love to hear about it!

Have a wonderful week!

This page was created using the My Memories Suite scrapbooking software.

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industriousqpfree-preview-1This page was created using the Industrious-Quick Pages 2 kit by Lathia’s Designs. She has many other gorgeous work on the My Memories website. Check it out!

 

 

One more day to enter! Free software giveaway!

Hope you all will get a chance to check out my giveaway of a free copy of My Memories Digital Scrapbooking software ($39.97 value) to one of my lucky readers!

One more day to win!

Visit www.mymemories.com look through all the beautiful designer papers and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite paper or kit, or, comment to this post telling me if you have done digital scrapbooking in the past.
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Contest will end Sunday July 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM CST. One entry per person, per day on each type of entry.
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Fun Friday-Word Cloud

I just wanted to share with you all the fun word cloud I made with all my family surnames! It was really easy, and I am already thinking about other projects I can do with it. You can change up the text, shapes and colors.

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I created this over at www.tagul.com for free, or they do have some paid options.

What would you create with a word cloud?

 

 

Treasure Chest Thursday-War Ration Book

mom and dad-002For Treasure Chest Thursday I want to share with you the WWII war ration book belonging to my dad. This find is full of fun information like his address, height and weight hair color. Looks like it was signed by my grandmother. Very cool!

I scanned all the pages and the coupons so I could assemble them all on one page. I think it is more interesting to see all the pages of the book at once. This also means I can share this page with family without worrying about handling the originals all the time. Plus, everyone can’t have an original!

The page was created using the My Memories Suite software. Check out my review here.

The background paper is from the Faded Memories 1 Combo Pack by designer Everything Erica.

Don’t forget I will be giving away a free copy of My Memories Digital Scrapbooking software ($39.97 value) to one of my lucky readers!

Enter to win!

  • Ways to enter:
  • Visit www.mymemories.com look through all the beautiful designer papers and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite paper or kit!
  • Comment to this post telling me if you have done digital scrapbooking in the past.

Rules

  • Contest will end Sunday July 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM CST. One entry per person, per day on each type of entry.
  • One winner will be chosen at random
  • Winner will be contacted by email by July 29, 2014

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Wedding Wednesday- Marty & Jim Brent

Wedding Wednesday!

mom and dad-001For Wedding Wednesday I want to share a page I created of my parents

Marty & Jim Brent

Married April 5, 1969

Satsuma, Alabama

This beautiful dress was made by my Grandmother, Marie Cox. It was hand beaded by my Great Grandmother, Nettie Smith. Maw Smith also made her headpiece, as well as the headpieces for all the bridesmaids.

The background for this page is a scan of the lace from this dress.

The page was created using the My Memories Suite software. Check out my review here.

The embellishments are from the Faded Memories 1 Combo Pack by designer Everything Erica.

52 Ancestors-week #2 Frank Maxwell Brent Sr.

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Frank and Edna Brent

For my 52 ancestors in 52 weeks post this week I am highlighting my paternal grandfather, Frank Maxwell Brent Sr. While I enjoy digging into the distant past, I feel that if we don’t write the stories of our close relatives future generations will not have the benefit of knowing them.

Frank was born October 17, 1899 in Lincoln County Mississippi. He was the son of James Michael Brent and Susan Amanda Price. His mother passed away when he was 4 years old in 1904. He was the 9th out of 10 children. His younger brother Byrd Brent died very young, so he would have been raised as the youngest.As a young man he was in an accident where he fell off the back of a logging truck and crushed his leg. He always had one shorter leg from then on, and he had to have special shoes made with a lift.

He went to Mississippi State University, but stayed less than a year before he returned home to help his family.

n1448741902_138980_38He married Edna Mary Hardy August 28, 1931. They raised 4 children around southern Mississippi, much of the time in Laurel in Jones County.  He worked in dairy farming, then later he had a monument business. Before the dairy farm, he owned a monument business in Laurel. It was there all the children were born and went through the early years of school. He sold that business and bought the dairy farm. In the early fifties, he sold the farm and they moved to Hattiesburg. He then worked for Mr. Hewlett in the monument business. They moved to Denham Springs around 1958 and he started a burial vault and monument business there.

 

 

My dad holding me with my grandfather
My dad holding me with my grandfather

He passed away August 4, 1984 of cancer. I always knew him a quiet person. I was fortunate to have him in my life until I was 13 years old.

If any of my family has anything to add, I would love to hear from you!