With the recent passing of my husband's last aunt and/or uncle from both his parents' families, we received a beautiful laser-engraved wood picture of John's grandparents at their wedding from her son, Dan. Grandmother is certainly wearing a beautiful flourishing hat with a gorgeous flowing feather, which depicted the style of the day. Below is the black and white picture from which that wood engraving was created:
My husband, John, has been very much interested in the genealogy of both the Prichard family history and his mother's family, the Kesslers, as well. With the death of his aunt, John is the oldest surviving member from his father's side of the Prichard family. He and several of his cousins have spent many hours looking up historical family information and sharing it with one another. His cousin, John Kerry, in San Antonio, Texas, was probably the first to begin research and has been the most active in the search. He has started a great Prichard Family Facebook group, where he shares information and asks for more information.
To thank Dan for his gracious gift to my husband from among his mother's possessions and to let him know just how much his thoughtfulness meant, John wanted to send him a thank you card and gift certificate to one of the local eateries in their little town in Kansas. We hope Dan and his wife, Vali, enjoy their evening out with our thanks. Here is the little pocket card I made using a fabric flower made with the Big Shot.
Recipe: SU cardstock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Pool Party. DSP: Spice Cake (2011-12 Holiday book - retired). SU stamps: Gently Falling (retired), Sassy Salutations. SU Ink: Crumb Cake, More Mustard. SU Sizzix BigZ XL die: Tasteful Trims (scallop). SU Spice Cake fabric. SU punches: 3/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Round Tab (retired). Seam binding ribbon: Crumb Cake. SU Vintage button. Sponging (Colorbox Chestnut Roam). Zutter 1/2" Corner Rounder. Stamp-Off Technique. (5-1/4" x 4").