Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Blue Box

The blue box is a very special box
It's an old box and a little the worst for wear!

 Even though it's spent most of it's life
safely tucked in drawers
For it is an old box!

Inside is a tiny circle of gold
Real gold

To be slipped on a finger
And although it is a gold circle, it's not a wedding ring
but rather a baby's ring

Bought for me
For baby's rings were popular when I was born.

Given to me by my mother when she first visited Daughter Sarah

And saved all these years

To be given to Daughter Sarah by me when 
Grandgirl Lucy is brought home from the hospital

Grandgirl Lucy was born on Wednesday
at 2:29 p.m.
And weighed 8 pounds 1 oz.
A big grand girl!

Her proper name is Lucille Geneva
Named after her grandfather's mothers

I think it's a great name and honors two wonderful women


Beth said...

Congratulations, Martha! I hope you get to spend lots of time loving on your new granddaughter!
xo Beth

Pat said...

Congrats! A baby Girl with a sweet name. Who could want more!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a sweet tradition.

MarmePurl said...

Welcome to the world Lucy. Your Grandmother, quite obviously, is ready with love to teach and share with you so much tradition.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Congratulations to your family, Martha! And what a lovely name this baby has!

Southerncook said...

I absolutely LOVE the ring you wore as a baby and I am sure Sarah wore it as well. Such a lovely tradition to have. Take lots of pics girlfriend cause I am so looking forward to seeing more. Such a beautiful Baby Lucy coming into such a SPECIAL family.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Congratulations on your precious new Grand. Love the name and the ring is precious. What a lovely family keepsake. Hugs, Marty

Linda Metcalf said...

Congratulations! There's nothing quite as wonderful as being a grandmother!

Pondside said...

What wonderful news, Martha! Welcome, from the Pacific Northwest, to wee Lucille Geneva. You are truly blessed! The tradition of the ring is a lovely one - we have a ring tradition that is in its third generation and I can't wait to continue it. We are waiting for the any-day-now birth of our daughter's baby.

Scribbler said...

Congratulations to all your daily! I know everyone is thrilled. I love the name, because my mother's name was Geneva, as was her grandmother and great-grandmother.

Pat said...

Lucy will have another amazing woman to look up to in her life, dear friend!!!
I love the Tradition that is continuing in your family!!!
You are truly blessed!

lindaraxa said...

Congratulations dear friend. She is lucky to have a grandmother who will teach her to cook and do all the girlie things we used to do in our youth. Enjoy!