Tuesday, June 7, 2011
when i found this cute picture of gramma golden holding on to this horse, i thought i had found a real treasure..i am not sure who the fellow in the carriage is but he looks pretty dapper!
this smiling gentleman sitting on the fence, i believe is one of gramma golden's brothers..i will have to ask dad golden which..one thing for certain that i DO know is that it is not his uncle lou. anytime dad golden has mentioned uncle lou, it seems that he was a grouchy old character that ..one time he was so mad at dad golden..uncle lou had hidden most of the meat under a whole pile of potatoes on his dinner plate and everyone wondered where all the pork chops were...dad golden, rushing in late to the dinner table, accidentally got his elbow into uncle lou's loaded plate. the mashed potatoes slid around and pork chops were flying all over the place!..uncle lou saw red and i am not sure but what dad golden got a real slapping for THAT...i
uncle lou had been very selfish and i think it looked good on him that he had been caught..hahahaha!
this nice elderly gent could be gramma golden's dad..i am not sure. i really like his hat..he is dressed really modern..that style of suit has come back!
gramma golden and her brothers were brought up on a farm..outside of niagara on the lake...southern ontario has many apple, peach, pear, cherry orchards and many farms grow grapes.
in this family picture, it really looks like gramma golden loves cats.
i will have to ask dad golden which in here is his gramma and grampa..that man trying to hide his shadow could very well be great uncle lou..who knows?
when elisabeth cain married issac golden, they moved their family to st catharines and this is where dad golden completed his education..he went to this school.
in the upper corner, you can see a school picture of my dad..what a cute kid he was!
gramma golden once told me that dad golden used to work delivering groceries which he would deliver by bike..gramma said that all the money that he earned, he gave to her to buy food for the family..dad golden had twelve brothers and sisters.
now isn't this one handsome fellow that is growing up fast so that he could meet mom golden one fine day?...
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
this is elizabeth jane[cain] golden...my dad's mother..
before she was married she had two children, dorthy and cecil wallace whom she looked after well even though she was so young. when gramma met issac golden and fell in love, she had hidden the fact that she had these two babes but when grampa found out, he picked them up and said, "they are staying..they are mine!"
dad golden told his children that his dad was the best dad and that he was all the dad that he ever wanted!
they do tell me that gramma golden was a real hillbilly and to tell you the truth, in this picture here, she sure does seem like one...she is a girl after my own heart, i am the same way!
when gramma golden became ill when she was in her early 80's, and hospitalized, the nurses took a real liking to her...in fact one day when i went to see gramma, she had a head full of curlers..she looked sooo uncomfortable.."would you take them out?
they are giving me a headache!"..gramma golden had never in her whole life curled her hair and she had never in her whole life CUT her hair!
we never saw gramma golden a lot during our growing up years as dad golden was in the air force and we lived too far away but i have a rich supply of letters from her because i used to write to her all of the time.!
when the goldens moved to welland, and when bernie and i finally owned a car, we would pick gramma golden up all of the time for meetings..driving the 18 miles to pick her up was well worth it.
after hearing the gospel, she was one evening gloriously saved...and it was so simple!
as the preacher spoke to her after she stayed behind one sunday night, i could hear him as i was waiting for gramma several feet away..when he told her the story of salvation and he asked her, "well granny what do you think?",
i will never forget gramma golden saying with an elderly cracking voice. "i will take it!"
oh boy!..no emotion, no shining lights..not even a bible verse!..nothing but "i will take it!"
gramma golden lived to prove her salvation..she was a changed lady..she was happy and had peace and when she was about 74 i think, she wanted to be baptised in obedience to the lord and so down she went into the waters and rose to walk for the lord!
we were very sad one december day to have to say fare well to gramma golden.
it happened while mom golden and all the children and grandchildren were attending the yearly sunday school treat and dad golden was home all alone.
when we returned home, dad golden told us the sad albeit glad news that gramma had passed away....i looked at him when he told us that and asked him, "yes dad but you know where she has gone to don't you?"
"yes", he said, "i do"
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
we are at mom and dad goldens and i have just showed them the new blog i have created and they seems pretty pleased that i am going to tell the family history and tell a few stories of the past years.
i just took this picture which is one of thousands from mom golden's picture file.
it was taken a few years ago when the golden family was having one of their summer picnics in the park!
dad golden and mom golden with four of their six daughters and one of their three sons/
front row...gracey, dad golden, mom golden and eldest daughter, betty.
back row...gary, terry, and gail.