Thursday, May 05, 2016

MOMs for Warm Heart Wednesday #25

It's time again for Warm Heart Wednesday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."  

Sunday is Mother's Day, so I thought I'd share a few warm hearted moments with you.  These are the Moms in my life.

This is my Mom, Carolyn E. Morris in 1937.  She would have been 17 that year.  She was married in 1943 and her married name was Durgin.  She always looked so young and I only thought of her as being old the last few years of her life.
This is my Mom's Mom, Wilhelmina Caroline Volz.  Her married name was Morris.  My mother was her only child.
This is my Mom's Mom's Mom.  Her name was Dorothea Lotter.  Her married name was Volz.  She died when my grandmother was only 17 months old.  This is the only known photograph of her.  I can see my mother in her...especially the eyes.  I wish I knew more about her.
This is my Mom's Mom's Step-Mom.  Her name was Anna Elisabeth Dietz.  Her married name was Volz.  She was the only mother my grandmother remembered.  I was told that she treated my grandmother as one of her own.  I was around 4 when she died, but I do remember her as being a very warm person.  She would great us with open arms.  I was a teenager when I found out that she was actually my grandmother's step-mother.
This is my Dad's Mom.  Her name was Elizabeth Anna Sims.  Her married name was Durgin.  I think I was around 12 years old when she died, so I do remember her well.
This is my Dad's Mom's Mom.  Her name was Helene Pape.  Her married name was Sims.  I remember her well because she lived to be almost 98 years old.  A tiny lady, but agile and sharp as a tack.  She outlived her husband and children.
This is my Dad's Dad's Mom.  Her name was Margaret Cecile McGuire.  Her married name was Durgin.  She died in 1903, so I only know her by her photograph.
Those are the Moms in my life.

These are the people responsible for me being a Mom.  Thanks guys!
Now head over to Jenny's blog for a list of this week's Warm Heart Wednesday participants.


  1. Anonymous9:30 PM

    What a wonderful Mother's Day tribute. I love old family photos, even when they aren't my family.

  2. This is really thorough, Betty. I enjoyed reading it, thinking I just might find one of my family names there. No such luck. It is nice too that you have all those old pictures.

  3. What a nice post ! I don't have pictures that far back !

  4. Oh my gosh I just loved this! That was sooooooooooooooooooooo cool! Happy Mother's Day!

  5. I loved this, Betty! You are one lucky lady!!...:)JP

  6. Neat post, Betty. Thank you for sharing. Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Beautiful women in your phamily. That is awesome that you have all those photos. I truly love the b/w vintage photos.I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Take care and enjoy your week and weekend too. Going to miss Jenny but will continue to pray for her and hope someone or something can help her regain her health.


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