Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Memories & Dreams Little Book

What a fun time over at For Fun Challenges this week creating this little book. Thank goodness Helen gave us a picture tutorial or I would probably never have gotten mine done.  I was clueless but I do like the way it turned out for what I wanted to put in it. Please be sure to check out the other DTs to see their wonderful creations at For Fun.

The title is Memories & Dreams 2010 because it brought back so many memories of my father years ago and the dreams he had for my oldest grandson. I'll try to keep this short!!!! During the 20's, 30's and 40's (prior to WWII) my dad played professional golf with some of the greats, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and many others. After returning home from the war, money was tight and he didn't have a sponsor, so the money for him to go on tour was not there.  He gave up his PGA status to return to amateur golf and in 1948 and 1950 he won the Missouri Amateur.  He was the only person and the last to bring that trophy to St. Joe 60 years ago.  The dream was that my grandson would eventually play professional golf but that in the meantime he would bring the trophy home once again.  My dad died in January 1998, on a golfing trip to Texas and never got to see Jer play HS or Division 1 Collegiate Golf but the dream lived on.

This year the trophy returned to St. Joe. It wasn't Jer who brought it home but a young man 3 years older than Jer that grew up in Jr. Golf with Jer and my dad. We were invited to and attended a reception for Brad last Wednesday where my father was also honored. What a privilege and honor it was to share in Brad's achievement and to see one of my dad's dreams come to life, even though it wasn't his great grandson.

Below are some of the pictures in the Little Book. I also want to thank you so much for stopping by to visit and hope you will join us at For Fun this week to share your "Little Book" with us. If you have the time to leave me a note, long or short, it will be appreciated and I'll be sure to come visit.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)
The first pic is the trophy that normally stays in Jefferson City at the Capital but it's in St. Joe for 1 year.
The second is a picture of the traveling trophy that stays with the winner for 1 year showing my dad's name
The third is Brad, 2010 MO Amateur, myself, and Jer

10 comments:

Olga said...

Fantastic book!!!!! Outstanding trophies and look at those 2 handsome men, oh yeah, you look good too LOL!!!!! Seriously, you look so proud as you should be.

Patti said...

What an absolutely wonderful story! Your book is amazing and I'm sure you will treasure those memories!

Tracey said...

Fantastic book Carol & how lovely to treasure all those gorgeous photos & memories :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

otomys said...

What a gorgeous little book to treasure your memories, Carol. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story with us and what a great photo of you and the men.
Amelia x

Mandy said...

Oh Granny Carol what a wonderful story & gorgeous photo's, that's a fabulous book you've created.
Your dad would be proud to have the cup in St.Joe after all this time no matter who won it.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it
hugs Mandy xx

Lisa said...

What an awesome story, Carol! I had no idea!! Your book is gorgeous and even more special because of the story behind it! Thanks so much for sharing with us....makes me smile!!

Pauline said...

Love it Carol! And what a wonderful story of the trophy return! Lovely to see your photo!
hugs,
Pauline

Mary Ski said...

Thanks for sharing the story of your Dad with us. Makes the little book even more special

Eulanda said...

Ooooh I literally got goosebumps on me when I read your story. That is so neat!! I like your book and it looks like it took awhile. Great little keepsake!

Selma said...

What a nice story to share with us. Love your little book to keep your treasured memories in.