Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Grandmother, Josephine!

This is the only photo that I have of my Grandmother as a baby.  I believe that she was about 2 years old.  E. Josephine Wells Robshaw, born 117 years ago today.   {imagine, laboring in this kind of heat?!}     DSC_0156DSC_0160 {pardon my little kitten, Angel who INSISTS on holding my LO with her cute little paws!!}  Thanks Angel, got it! I loved this picture of Josephine and her niece Ivah.  I used Jenni Bolin paper, vintage photo buttons and {yup, I admit} I totally “scraplifted” Stephanie Howell’s LO.  {from last spring I think}  Umm…Thanks Steph! ;)


Here’s a photo I restored of Josephine. I believe that she was about 7-8 years old. She must have been at the cottage on the coast of Conn. She loved kittens and cats of any kind.  {me too}


Josephine and kitten

  Here, Josephine is in her teens.  She  had a love for reading.  {something, unfortunately I didn’t develop until my adult years}Josephine reading

Nannie with Robshaws at Wareham, Cape CodI adore this photo of my Grandmother sitting on the dock at Cape Cod.   She loved the ocean and must have had a lot of wonderful memories from living her summers  on the Cape.  Here, Josephine is in her 50’s.

Although I was only 9 years old when she passed on.  I have a lot of precious memories of her!  I’m so thankful for each and every one!  Happy Birthday Nannie!


  1. That's me in the boat with my mother. And yes, my mother dressed me funny when I was little. See vertical striped bathing suit and horizontal stripped T-shirt. No wonder I am vertizontal.

  2. I never noticed the pattern combo. I'm still tickled by the look on your face (Roger). You looked puzzled, as if you could say..."Com'on let's go people! SOMEBODY...hit the gidd-y-up peddle!" "Move this boat!" ;) p.s. I ALWAYS knew you were "vertizontal"!

  3. p.s.s. I love that photo of you and Mom!