Monday, April 15, 2013

April "Whatevers"

Here we are April 15th... that means it's time for "Whatevers".    This months photo just tickles me.  I love it, simply because I love seeing generation photos, especially of strong women, but..the grandma in this photo just stole my heart. lol 
For those of you who aren't familiar with "Whatevers", it's a little something my friends Catherine Scanlon, Nathalie Kalbach and I have been doing for a number of months now, using photos of people whom we have no idea who they are.  We pull them in , take them under our wing and give them a story.  Although we each use the same photo each month, our stories are our own.  Our hope is to give a story to those in the photos, honoring them in our own little way.  Of course we hope they like our stories and the adventures we take them on :)  We also share the photo with you and invite you to create a page and a story along with us.   I'll  give you more info about this and about our facebook page at the bottom of this post.... along with links to Cat and Nats blogs so that you can see what they have created with the photo this month.

I decided to create a layout with this months photo.  You can click on it to see it larger.

Here is my story:

Hannah was a young mother,but she was a good mother. She had always had  her Grandma Jess and mother Ella there to teach and guide her all her life.  Teaching her to cook, to garden and cann, to sew and tend to her home, her husband and her children. But most of all, they taught her about kindness and patience, about  the love and  importance of family.  These things.. these important things.. she knew, she would instill in her children.

Here is this months photo

Now... be sure to see what Cat and Nat have been up to....

Want to play along?? We have just a few things to let you know about: 
  • Cat, Nat and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you – just right click on it to safe it to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • There are no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the art form you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an art journal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page 
Remember ... we'd love to have you play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!



Scrapin'Sue said...

What a loving story, so unlike the dark twist that Nat put on it!
This photo called out to me and I printed it out to lay along.

Catherine said...

Seriously -- love the vintage feel on this. Love your story, sweet.

simply bev said...

Love the ladies in the old photos! Such faces!

simply bev said...

Love the ladies in the old photos. Such faces!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Ahhh- such a sweet story Vic-I love it and the design. Makes me want to know them!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the story you invented here, Vic. Great grandmother looks a little bit like a a good way!

Jean said...

Love your story and how different it is from Natalie's!