Thursday, January 21, 2010

VTT And the Temperance League

My Dad [he will be 99 in May] and his family in England were all members of the Salvation Army, and as such were Teetotallers. As a young fellow my Dad signed this pledge to abstain from intoxicating beverages. I'm pretty sure the date is 1919 [it's so faded] he would only have been eight years old.

At his 90th. birthday party he was served a glass of champagne, he took a tiny sip and we all ROFL at the face he pulled!
There is some info. on the Order Of Rechabites here . I love the quaint old-fashioned wording and illustration.

An original pic of my Dad as a young lad, 1926, age fifteen, in scout uniform, I looked exactly like this at age fifteen but he looks so much younger than that to me. I need to get it archival framed so while I have it out I will take it to the framer-after it stops raining!
I am running behind today so this is the extent of my offering for VTT but you can find lots more over at ColoradoLady's blog.

19 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

While you are at it, I think you should frame the Certificate too. What treasures!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad that you shared this wonderful document for VTT. I do not know anything about the Order of Rechabites, but I do know that in the Bible God blessed the Rechabites for abstaining. The Lord has certainly blessed your Dad with a long life :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

marmielu said...

How interesting! How neat to have that certificate, and it be a part of your family history! Thanks so much for sharing it.
Mary Lou

farmlady said...

I just love the certificate and you dad's photo is wonderful. He's so cute in his little uniform. I would frame both and hang them next to each other.
They are from another time and place, but they're part of your history.

Amanda said...

Love the certificate and the photo-- and what a lovely legacy to have had family who were members of such a worthy organization!

Coloradolady said...

What a great certificate and photo. What a great treasure to have!! Have a great VTT!

KK said...

Your dad's photo is great! I think he looks younger too...12? He looks so proud in his uniform. I want to see the pictures when you get them framed. Kk

GardenofDaisies said...

How wonderful that you still have these treasures!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Hi, It's me again. (I Just started following you.) To answer your question- Yes, I do use all my pieces. I loaded up that big aluminum tray with Christmas cookies to take over to my brother-in-law's home when we had our family party just a few weeks ago. I was also looking at some of your older posts... Your quilts are gorgeous! And Your finger! OUch! I Hope you have a recent tetanus shot.

marian said...

such a delightful post..99 that's amazing!

Barbara Jean said...

Roslyn,
What a cute cute picutre of your Dad. You are so fortunate to have it.

Thanks for coming by my place and leaving a comment.

Re tea bag roses:
I put a little blip about it on my post for tomorrow, and have the vintage shoe tutorial on that post also. =0))

blessings

barbara jean

Maria said...

Frame the certificate, beautiful piece of history that is, and your right he does look younger than 15 on that photograph. Thanks for stopping by.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

great cert! never see one like that before.. precious treasure too.. you should frame & hang it on the wall.. happy vtt..

Lis said...

What treasures, I adore learning about family history, it's part of what we are today.

Robin said...

What wonderful family treasures.

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, you come from good stock Ros, if your grandfather is going to be 99! That pledge looks worthy of framing too, with the beautiful illustrations. A little piece of art!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Marina said...

wonderful keepsake photos!

Sandra said...

This is fabulous! The Salvation Army is wonderful and we've supported them for years. Happy May Birthday to your Da.

GardenofDaisies said...

I Love all the flower fairy pictures! What a wonderful book you have!