Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Alphabe Thursday..."C" is for CARDS!

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.


  1. Oh, Betty, is Reid really feeling better?? That is so wonderful. Your mother looks so pretty in her h.s. photo. Also really like the first photo; was that taken in NJ?

  2. Betty,I am thrilled to hear Reid is feeling better.I love this post,and am so happy to have shared in sending the cards,great ("C") cards can be awesome.And you are an awesome Mother,Happy Mothers Day!
    Give Reid a hug and a kiss from us bloggers.

  3. So, so good to hear the your son is doing better! And what a lovely C post!!! Love all the photos you share here. Your grandmother's photo is awesome! How elegant she looks. And how beautiful is your mother! I can see your grandmother's features in her face. And the last two photos are precious... Do you keep in touch with any of your classmates that were in that photo with you?

    Blessings & Aloha!

  4. I am so glad Reid got so many cards. Hooray for the clear scans. I hope that there are no golf games scheduled for Sunday.

  5. I'm thrilled Reid got that many cards! There are so many sweet people in the world aren't there?

    And I love the older pictures - times were sure different back then.


  6. Betty, we are so blessed to have so many kind and loving people in our circle of friends!!!

  7. That is wonderful that Reid has had 2 clear scans...yay! I loved all you Creative "C"'s today and I was also the shortest in all the class photos too and I guess I still am. Take care.

  8. what a wonderful idea you two had with the cards for Reid! And I love the "historic" photographs - cute idea about your sister's name! {:-D

  9. I'm glad Reid is feeling much better, and continuing to wish him well. The cards are beautiful, and all the "C" ladies are gorgeous.

  10. I'm glad to hear that Reid is doing much better now too :) He must've been so surprised to receive so many different cards from all over the world!

  11. I can well imagine that all those Cute Cards would make Reid feel Chipper. And how wonderful that he is feeling better. What a Classy group of ladies in your family!

  12. How wonderful that your son received these messages when they were most needed. To know that so many are thinking of you certainly helps to heal more quickly.

  13. I am so happy thta Reid is feeling well and getting good trest results, Betty! Give him my best wishes.

    The amount of cardsd he received was outstanding! It's so nice that so many were thinking of him and praying for him!

    I loved your family photos! I have a big project ahead to scan more of my older photo albums,

    Happy Mother's day weekend!

  14. I'm so glad that Reid received so many cards and enjoyed them. Those are lovely pictures of your grandmother and mother.

  15. Well, darn. This post made me cry. I'm so glad people did mail him some! It's so easy to get busy and forget...sometimes good intentions just go awry.

    I loved your whole C post this week! Your Grandmother and Mom are lovely...and I love seeing tiny, little you in that Kindergarden picture. So sweet!

    Thanks for a wonderful link this week.


  16. How wonderful that your son received so may cards and it's even more wonderful that he's feeling better!

    I really enjoyed looking at the old photos. Now I may have to look throungh my old photos. :))


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