This is for the Sassy Blinging Babes June Challenge
I have had the contents of this frame in a box for years..now they have a home...
The journaing inside the frame says~
Picture taken around 1900.
Alfonso Black Short and wife.
Children Tom, Ira and Myrtle.
Ira is the smallest boy and is my grandpa.
These were his possessions.
Information is on the back.
On the back of the frame is some history..it reads:
The New Testament Bible was given to my Grandpa on May 20,1918 and he carried it in his back pocket all through World War 1.
Grandpa always had a Magnifying Glass in his packet for as long as I can remember. This is the last one that he owned.
Grandpa's Mom- in this picture, died shortly after this picture was taken..I don't remember her name.
I never met my Great Grandfather, he died long before I was born. I heard many stories about him, He was a Long Horn Cattle Rancher, Justice of the Peace and Dentist in the small town of Boerne Texas, where my Grandpa was born.
Grandpa did alot of things in his life, He was a trick rider and shooter in a Medicine Show before he got married and had children. He was an Underground Copper Miner until he retired, and a Cattle Rancher and Care Taker after that.
My Great Aunt Myrtle was a very tiny, sweet woman as I remember her. She lived in Dallas Texas.
My Great Uncle Tom was my favorite uncle. He lived in Tucson. We used to have Boiled Cabbage eating contests when I was little. He would give me a silver dollar every time I saw him. I was about 16 when he died.
Grandpa loved Hunting and Fishing and Rock Collecting..he was really good with his hands.
His Name was
Ira Edmund Short, but everyone called him Ed.
Feb 4 1896~ Jan 22 1979
I appologize for the flash in this picture..I took pics with out the flash out side, but the shadows were horrible, so this was better.
I used some Tim Holtz elements on this......
and the paper is Rusty Pickles Outlaw line...
I love how this frame has turned out, and I am so happy that these things finally have a home and I can proudly display them.
Thank you Kristy for this Challenge!