Sunday, September 28, 2014

Class of 1944

Good day, I hope your enjoying this fine Sunday :) The weather this weekend has been absolutely gorgeous here in PA. A little bit of summer left, we spent part of the day with Albert's boys in the pumpkin patch and Dave picked apples for sauce to be canned up for the winter. I seem to have been stuck in the house after visiting with some cleaning and doing my half a year taxes a bit late too.
This layout came about from a 24 Hour challenge from Scrappin N Chattin yahoo group I belong to. We put in few collections of choices and the hostess well she chooses the sketches. Once all is ready we each get a name and decide what collection and sketch that person will do.
The chosen collection for me was Simple Stories Legacy collection and the sketch was from a past creative scrappers birthday bash:

In the envelope of recent printed photos I knew I had some older black and white photos printed to get some heritage layouts done since I got this collection. Love that I came across these 3 of my Dad, his senior picture and the yearbook that they were in, that I found at the local Library while doing some genealogy research, the photos are from my phone camera.
So I went to work building the layout and I like the way that it came out.
 The stickers that came with the kit was a nice addition to the layout. I tried to stick with things that referred to school or pictures. The jute cord on the tag is the only thing I have from my counterfeit kit this month :)
 Some information I found online of some of the prices of things in 1944
 My thoughts of how I came about these pictures. We don't have many of Dad in his early years and so glad I come across these. Cool to see that he went to the same Jr High that us kids went to so thinking he lived on Scott Street for a while growing up. The High School that he went to was not the same as mine but going to Williamsport Area Community College I got to be in the building that was the High School long ago.
I can see some resemblances of each of us kids in Dad's picture also I can see some of his grandkids resembling him just a bit.
Thanks for stopping by today to enjoy some time down memory lane. So now I got my heritage album started and would like to try to get a few of these types of layouts a month especially now as the seasons change and I'll be in my scrapping room more. So time and again you may meet my early family members. Have a fantastic week ahead.....


  1. Lovely & loving spread about your dad.
    Looking forward to meeting some more of your family!

  2. Oh Wow, I am so loving this layout Tina!! It's so cool that your dad went to the same school as you kids did. My husband went to the same school as our boys too, so I will have to do something like this, so look out I will be pinning this and CASEing it. lol Hugs, Brenda

  3. Nicely done, I like how you've underlined with that ruler tape.