Welcome once again to Alphabe Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny over at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." Head over to Ms. Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants and for information on how you can join in the fun.
This week we are studying the letter "C" as in CARDS.
Lots and lots of CARDS!
CARDS, letters, notes, children's drawings, a pop-up book...
All sent to my son while he was hospitalized in March for a stem cell transplant. Ms. Jenny wrote about it on her blog and asked people to send CARDS. Other people added the information to their blogs and word spread. Most of the cards you see here were sent because of Ms. Jenny's original request.
They came from all over the United States and even Europe! Some were beautifully handmade, some contained inspirational notes or letters. There were even a couple from people that knew someone that had had a sucessful stem cell transplant. People wrote about their own sucessful cancer treatments or their loved ones. A couple of children sent him drawings. Many, many prayers were sent.
Reid was pretty sick at the time, but he opened and enjoyed every single one.
Thank you Ms. Jenny!! Thank you to everyone for your warm thoughts and prayers.
He's had two clear scans so far and is starting to feel like his old self again!
"C" is also for Wilhemina CAROLINE Volz. She was my grandmother and was always called CARRIE. This is one of my favorite pictures. I think she was probably in her 20's.
I told you last week that my mother's name was CAROLYN Elizabeth Morris. She was nicknamed Betty, but her real name was CAROLYN. This photo was taken in January 1938. She would have been a Senior in High School then. She looks so young.
And my sister's name is CAROL Sue. She was born on December 23, 1943 in Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ. My mother said the nuns were going around the hospital singing CHRISTMAS CAROLS and so she named her CAROL Sue. CAROL after the CHRISTMAS CAROLS, but I have no idea where the Sue came from. My mother just liked those two name names. You might remember Betty Jean from last week.
And this is my kindergarten CLASS with Miss CORNELL. Do you see me? I believe I showed this picture once before. Hint: I'm the smallest one in the class.
Thanks for visting. Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog for the list of this week's participants.