Friday, August 17

Once Again...Show And Tell Friday!!

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It's been a tough couple of weeks here and we are all trying to move on...I thank all of my many new friends for the comments and emails that have meant so much!

ENOUGH!!! Lets' get this party started......


I am sharing with you my most favorite picture! I found this at an estate sale in 1988 and have hauled it around since then. Had a couple of offers to buy it, but I just can't let it go. A friend found one just around the same time I did and I have seen only one other. It was hanging in a showroom at the Atlanta Gift Mart and the owner said he got it at a sale in Minnesota! It's by an artist named Leslie Emery and from what I have been able to find out, he lived in California.

It's called "This Is My Love".

Look at this couple...how gently her hand rests on his and how strongly he holds her around the shoulder...


See her rough hands...she has worked very hard most of her life, and she holds up her pinky like any lady would. Look at his hand..how much larger than hers. To take care of her, to protect her, to help her with the chores that are getting too hard to do.



She's worried, I think. The kids have to start school and there just aren't enough shoes to go around. The shirts have buttons missing, but they can move them around and tuck in , so you won't be able to tell. The jeans were worn for play a few times, so patches are on both knees, but they will last all year, as long as no one gets too tall. At least, the garden is plentiful and the cows are happy, so there will be fresh lunches made everyday.




He knows she worries, but all of the kids are healthy and that counts for a lot. He will do without so they have whatever they need. He has laugh lines around the corners of his soft blue eyes because that's just his way...always a smile, a kind word and a hand out to help others.





Whatever the day brings, good or bad, they will stand together, her hand in his and know in their hearts "This Is My Love".



23 comments:

Gina E. said...

Hi Cassie,
What a wonderful imagination you have!! As a practical Aries, I would look at this picture and admire how well the artist has portrayed the people sitting. No imagination whatsoever. But I love to read other people's stories!

Hootin'Anni said...

Oh wow!!! That is awesome!! Ya, I'd be keeping it too. It's priceless!!

Mine's posted

Barbara H. said...

It's a lovely picture, and I enjoyed reading your thoughts of what this couple might have been like and the pointing out of details I missed at first, like the laugh lines.

Patty said...

what a sweet loving picture. A visual tale of love shown in so many ways

MJ said...

Very nice story to go with the picture. I love the little grin on the man's face. Thank for sharing with us.

~MJ @ www.homeschoolblogger.com/motherjoy

Christina said...

WOW! How beautiful!
I love the words that you used to describe this picture. Too cool...
Thanks for sharing.

Marci said...

I love this picture. I don't blame you for keeping it. That is great!!

Penless Thoughts said...

Not only a great picture to share with us but I love how you share how you see and view them. Facinating!
Susan

Kelli said...

That is a precious, photo! I really enjoyed your story too..a story of true love.
Kelli

Susie said...

I love the painting, and your interpretation of what they're feeling is quite fascinating.
:)

Lana G! said...

Your story brought the picture to life - just beautiful!

Stacey said...

Cassie~ This beautiful picture is indeed priceless to have captured your heart and soul. You two belong together and it is easy to see that it was all ment to be! Thank you for sharing a wonderful piece of art that not only talks to you deep down, but makes us all remember a time, a place and a face that have touched our hearts as well.

LBP said...

What a great story you created for such an unusual piece of art. I love it!

Sara said...

Such a poignant picture, the faces and hands so expressive. I like what you imagined about them. I also LOVE your red background color - such a pleasant jolt of color when opening your blog.

Julieann said...

I love the photo--and your story was wonderful!!

Julieann

ellen b said...

I enjoyed reading your thoughts of what might be going through their heads. Enjoy your treasure...

PEA said...

What a wonderful find that picture is! I so love the way you interpret the picture, it seems so right!! I don't blame you for wanting to hang on to it, it truly is beautiful. xo

Stephanie said...

I can see why you would have held on to it all these years.

diana said...

so it's a painting, not a photo? whichever, it's beautiful. i love your commentary on it. it's one of those pieces of art that can be looked at in different ways. thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

What a beautful picture and so much being said. It's true--a picture is worth a thousand words--and feelings!

Cathy :)

Lallee said...

What a fascinating print. Your description really brought it to life. The contrast of their expressions is most interesting. She does look worried, but I can see in his kind eyes that he will sooth them. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

I have an old print of this. Didn't know what it was until today, and would love to learn more about it.
I have absolutly loved this art for years, thou no one that visits seams to see what I see in it.
Just makes me glad it was me that found it rather than one of them.
Cougar52979@Yahoo.com

Past to preasent said...

"This Is My Love".

Was painted in 1950 the man and wife are Morris and Alice Fuller and you did wonderfull when telling your thoughts my grandma told me storys about them and how much thay loved one anouthere thay had 8 children at the time the painting was done thay had lost 3 of them each of my grandmas kids have this print thay where farmers I have much more on them can be reached at reaperock@yahoo.com