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JRJ_Task 8_Family Memories Right


JRJ_Task 8_Family Memories Right

I loved working on this task! Thanks so much, and thanks to Brandy for the beautiful inspiration of Smith Family Cruise. I had too much to write and did my first two page layout.

Journaling:
My cousin Carol was married in December, 1961. Because her brother Joey and I were born only three days apart and he was to serve as a Junior Groomsman, I was asked if I would like to walk with him as a Junior Bridesmaid member of the wedding party. We shopped for dresses in Philadelphia, and red was chosen as the color since the event was close to Christmas. Carol chose taffeta fabric, which I loved. It was shiny and crinkled when I walked. I wore a puffy petticoat beneath the dress to make the skirt stand out. My favorite part of the outfit was the white fur muff each bridesmaid carried. It was covered with red baby roses and a long, white satin ribbon. Finally, a white fur headpiece with a short white veil completed the look. Each bridesmaid had her hair done in a french twist. I didnít really like that hairdo, but the bride was in charge. Joey wore a black tuxedo and looked very handsome. I remember that we had a lot of fun at the lovely wedding. The fabrics and colors and textures of that day were so appealing to me, and sparked a lifelong interest and love of sewing. I had always like words I found in books, such as taffeta, damask, dimity, crinoline and chiffon, but Carol's wedding was my first hands-on experience with them, and was a memory I never forgot.



    I love this layout, Dot! Was very interested to read your sweet story and found it so cool that a young experience like that helped to start a love of fabrics and sewing...
    I enjoyed it all! I also really liked your photos and the beautiful background you used with the fancy font. Really, really nice! :)
    This turned out great! I love how you used a LO for inspiration, then made it completely yours. Interesting colors, and I like how you included all that journaling, yet it's the photos that capture our attention. Very cool 2-page spread.
    Great 2 page layout. I love the font that you used for the journaling.
    I (hope that I) fixed all the typos and I think I am going to stop using Spell Check!
    Fabulous layout, Dot! I loved reading your story and I adore the way you did your journaling! What a great way to do a layout! The pictures are precious and what a wonderful memory to treasure!
    Looking at the photos really makes you realize how lucky we are now. Photos taken in this generation will still look just as good in the next!
    So glad this is a 2-pager. Love all your journaling. Very nice.
    How sweet is this two pager!! I just love it and all your journaling. Well done!