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Friday, February 29, 2008

Photohunt: Party

My first thought, when I saw that the photohunt theme this week was party, was of a political party. The United States political parties are in the process of nominating a candidate for the general election. My daughter took the photograph below after she heard one of the candidates for the Democratic party speak, Senator Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. At the same time she got to hear Former President William Jefferson Clinton speak.
One more shot and this is from a different kind of party. My maternal grandmother lived to be 103. For her 100th birthday all of her children (except my mom who died 14 years before the party), all of her grandchildren, and all of her great grandchildren gathered for her party. I like the shot below of my grandmother surrounded by her great grandchildren.In 1940 my grandmother and her husband were part of the Democratic Party's delegation that went to the convention which nominated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the third time. At my grandmother's funeral my uncle told stories that he heard from family friends who were part of the delegation that rode the train to the Democratic convention. My uncle said that his father was enjoying a party of a different kind from the political one. President Roosevelt ended prohibition during an earlier term, and according to my uncle there was quite a party going on during that train ride from the Appalachian mountains to the 1940 Democratic Convention in Chicago. I was named after my mother's father who died when she was two months old. Granddaddy Pat, the one who knew how to party on the way to the Democratic Party's convention, was my Grandmother's second husband.

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70 comments:

A Simple Life said...

Wow, 103, that's really amazing. My great grandmother died at 95.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend.

Liza said...

Good take on the theme, political party and birthday party. Happy hunting.

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful set of photos. Your grandmother had a long life. I would hope one of my parents makes it to the same age. Happy weekend

jmb said...

Carver you are really early. I'm doing political party today too, (but later, wait a bit) but not as exciting as your photos.

My MIL lived to 104, just one month shy of 105 and everyone was at her 100th, including all the Canadians.

satkuru said...

carver, i must say that was one great take on the theme. i love the way the whole entry was written :P

you have an excellent weekend ahead ;)

FRANCINE said...

nice party. mine's here

http://www.macheriefrancine.com/?p=755

Jocelyn said...

Now that's a neat party justaposition! Love the stories of your grandparents and the photo. Thanks so much for helping me navigate my way back in here!

Sean said...

I don't like those politic party, I am not into politic too, hahaha~

Anyway, nice theme you have. I never thought of politic party as theme :)

Happy hunting~!

My theme here

keeyit said...

First time to see political party.. Maybe there will be more as we have election soon..

ancient one said...

Looks like you covered the theme of "Party" very well! Loved the picture of your grandmother and all the children!

david mcmahon said...

What an amazing life, Carver. And what a blessing that she was with you for more than a decade after your mother passed.

An extraordinary woman from an extraordinary era.

God bless, look after yourself and hve a great weekend.

Keep smiling

David

Katney said...

There is a wide range of definitions and this could, once again, be one of those Photo Hunts that yields a wide variety. Mine's not up yet, but will be later in the evening.

-TNChick- said...

Wow, 103 years - what a great, long life! I bet she loved the 100th party!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Amazing... what a history!

Bonggamom said...

Political party -- I didn't think of that, although with the way I'm following the dem nomination process, I'm kicking myself in the head. Good one!

Melli said...

I VERRRRRY much like that picture of your grandma with the kids! Very sweet!

Natalie said...

That must've been so neat for your daughter to see. I would love to have seen Obama when he was in Colorado, but with young kids and living a few hours away it just didn't happen. :(

napaboaniya said...

Your grandmother lived a pretty ripe old age. She must be blessed to have so many children and grandchildren by her side :)

Haze said...

Thats amazing age!

My husband grandmother is now turning 94 yrs old too.

Have a great weekend!

Haze said...

Thats amazing age!

My husband grandmother is now turning 94 yrs old too.

Have a great weekend!

Rach said...

wow 103 years old! that must have been a very special party for her 100th.

PowersTwinB said...

What a precious photo fo your Grandmother! Great story about the train party! My hunt is up early too, come take a look

Smalltown RN said...

oh that is just to perfect..103 that is amazing...holy cow....

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. And your picture for this week is really wonderful. Happy weekends!

eastcoastlife said...

We Chinese would say your grandmother is so blessed, to live to see a hundred and be surrounded by her many grandchildren!

Jessica said...

I would never have thought about the whole political take on party. Great choices this week! Happy weekend and photo hunting

Criz Lai said...

She's lucky to have so many grandchildren around. I sure was a great party for her :)

Corey~living and loving said...

what a great post for the theme. I like your take on the theme so very much.
have a great weekend Carver.

Jen said...

I love that picture of your grandmother! It's precious and priceless!

mama meji said...

This is a good one. And I have to say how lucky for your grandmother who lived to be 103!

HAve a wonderful day!

julie said...

Your grandmother looks very happy with all the cute children around her :)

You did great on the political party theme, just in time for your political scene.

Carin said...

Nice picture of your great grandmother surrounded by her whole family! Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

At 103, she still seems to be so good at partying. I love that shot too with the dominant color pink.

Colin Campbell said...

Great photographs and story and a fun take on the theme.

picturing of life said...

You have wonderfull grandmother :D

Will you visit my party Thanks. Have a nice weekend.

Juliana RW said...

Good pic for 2 diffirent parties :D

Hope you visit my son’s party :D Thanks. Have a nice weekend.

WillThink4Wine said...

I love the photo and story about your Grandmother! Obviously, you value your family relationships a great deal, as do I.

jientje said...

I love the picture of your grandmother and the story that goes with it!

Cindy said...

That was really interesting! I can see why you like the shot of your grandmother surrounded by all of her grandchildren, great grandkids.

MmeHaydee said...

Great series of party photos here. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my party shots. Have a great weekend.

Pato & Pearl said...

oooooohhhhhh lala..i love pink balloons and pink hats!..Get the music on !!
have a good weekend!

Pearl

nikkipolani said...

Hey, that's a great take on "party"!

A. said...

Wonderful memories from the photos of your grandmother's party. All great photos for the theme!

Karen said...

100?! She looks awesome, seriously. I hope I get to live that long and be surrounded by my family. What a great memory.

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the teach said...

Carver, wonderful the Democrats have a very faithful family in your family! I will vote for which ever Democrat gets the nomination this year. It is time for a change! :D

texas_sweetie said...

awesome party photos.must be grand parties eh? happy hunting.

check out mine here;
Crazy Filipinas Party

Linda said...

Somehow I jumped down your page and commented on the wrong post!! ANyway, here I am again! I posted a picture of my grandma too...she's 90 in the picture!! It's up at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/prodoceo/490627

JC said...

I'll take a birthday party over a political party any time! That's a precious photo of your Grandmother... hope you have as good memories of her as I do of mine.

Sarge Charlie said...

I also came from a long line of Democrats, but I did EVOLVE

Mar said...

I love bday parties! My grandparents didn't get too old, how wonderful to have a grandmother turning 100! that must have been a great party.
Happy weekend, Carver.

rajson said...

This is good combination of parties!
Fantastic to have such a long life whith a loving family!
HAve a grrat weekend!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful to have your grandmother for all those years. She looks so happy in that photo. What a lot of change she saw in her long life.

YTSL said...

A very interesting Photo Hunt entry, comments as well as photos. :)

Andrée said...

Those are wonderful historic tales. I wonder if anybody has stories like that now: train rides, prohibition, Roosevelt era was very special.

Heather said...

103! Wonderful!

leslie said...

These are amazing shots! And you had two different takes on the word "party." Excellent! Sometimes I wish I were an American so I could get involved in the politics there - so much more exciting than here - but all in all, it's good to live in Canada.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. I'm having trouble with blogger so if I miss visiting anyone, it's because some of the sites aren't loading. I'm out and about a lot this weekend so I haven't been able to wait for some of the slow loads. I've been enjoying everyone's party shots that I have been able to see. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

jenny said...

Those are nice photos! I like the grandmother one and the stories about the grandparents.

Patricia said...

You had all kinds of partying going on here, Carver! Wonderful post. Loved the photo of your grandmother.

chikku said...

ur grandmom looks so pretty even in 103.. great thought to add this foto....have a great week end...


chikku :)

redness said...

Ooops I think I've messed up adding to link to my PARTY Photo, so if you scroll down the page you'll see it! Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Mardi Gras orginially was a party but too many other things have got inovlved; especially money, sponsorship and media!

Trinity said...

whoa!!! 103!! What a loooooong age!! What a great entry about party, Carver...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I love your take on party! I adore politics. Well, of course, running for president, I have to.

LibertyBelle said...

What a great idea for the theme this week! I never thought of the Democratic party! Super!

Inland Empire Girl said...

Nice blend of the word party. I love it!

Heart of Rachel said...

I think it's amazing how the older generation have a long life span. Thank you for sharing these photos. I also like that photo of your grandmother surrounded by her great grandchildren. Timeless.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my photohunt post.

Tammy said...

Great pictures, perfect for this weeks theme!

maryt said...

That acorn is great, carver! I'm not laughing... Great PH post!