6/28/2007

The Mission is Complete (well, almost...)


Oh, ahhhh...

We like the periwinkle blue color! The room looks new, crisp, and bright. No more old cedar from 1976.

I decluttered the antique furniture a bit. The mirrored shadow box was my grandmother's (my Ma-Maw Boggs). She gave it to me while I was back in Oklahoma with my babies. Daughter was only 2, son was only 4 1/2 months. The shadow box had always hung above her dining room table, with mementos on it from Japan. My Pa-Paw Boggs (H.O Boggs, if you Google his name, you'll see he has a personal writing and "Indian Papers" collection at OU) had given it to her for their 10th wedding anniversary, which would have been in about 1950). When she gave it to me, I was so surprised! I packed it up and took it to the UPS store and had it sent to my home. When the kids and I returned from OK, the box was waiting for me.
The photo on the far right is of my Ma-maw's parents. Their names were William Ross and Amo Hudspeth. This is their wedding photo. My great-grandmother has her hand on her hip in protest to her family. See, she and Will fell in love when she was only 16 and he was 21. He asked her father for her hand in marriage and was refused...so, being a rebel, he went to his family farm, saddled up the white stallion, and rode back to her home. He brought the horse right up to her bedroom window and she climbed out. They rode off, went to the Justice o' the Peace and hitched up! I guess her father came over to the farm later that day with a gun and threatened Will. Amo fell on the ground in front of him and said, "Daddy, if you shoot this man, I'll be a widow at 16."

2 comments:

Sara said...

I loved reading this post and finding out the family history. I love the blue too!
Sara from farmingfriends

Vita said...

Wow! Cool story. That white horse thing is so romantic! Your new dining room is beautiful. Amo. Is that short for anything?