Sunday, 14 February 2010


Happy Valentines Day to you all.

In the bottom of my wardrobe I have this tin my sister decorated  for me years ago and inside I have lots of letters and cards,

and while I was sorting through them all I come across a  very old card and book mark,

that were wrapped in this  old tissue paper that are family heirlooms.

 I vaguely remember when I was young my mam coming home with a big box of photos, cards, embriodered tablecloths and a sewing box .They belonged to my dads great aunties who were called The Misses Edie and Annie Dickinson who we think were born in 1876 and 1877.

There were three cards like this one, this is mine,  my BIL will have my sisters, and Julie has the other one. They're made out of paper and are absolutely beautifull.

This is the inside

and over the years the little mirror has broken

Can you see the lillies on the back?

Mr Lucey has been doing his family tree and now He's going to start on mine so maybe I'll find out who M A C W R is. My mam thinks she has a letter belonging to Edie that was from a young man, although the two ladies never married they lived together until in their 90s they died a few months apart.

As its valentines day I'll let you into a secret....I've been engaged twice but never been proposed to!!! 

Before I was married I went out with a lad called JH and one evening we'd been to some friends engagement party and on the way home we said how much we'd enjoyed ourselves and JH said "would you like to do that" "what " I asked and he replied "get engaged" I said "yes" A few months later it was my birthday and He gave me a ring that I'd chose from a catologue!! I slipped it on and that was that.....Needless to say a couple of months later we split up.

It was December 8th 1977 when I met Mr Lucey and in the following April we were walking home one night when he was saying things like when we were old and married etc and I piped up "are you going to marry me like" and he said "yes of course I am, if you want to" With a big smile on my face I said "yes" So the next day we went to the jewellers to get me a ring. The first one I tried on fit like a glove and  I kept it on and went straight home to show the family.

So there we are not a proposal in sight!!!!

But we have been happily married for 31 years ahhhh.

Love Lucey xxx


made with love said...

What a lovely story Lucey, enjoy your day
Rachael XX

Anonymous said...

Thanks for telling us - I was intrigued! have a lovely day,xx

Sal said...

Hope you both have a lovely day!
xxx ;-)

Sussi said...

Such at cute story, and just the right day to tell it. Have a lovely day.

Kissed by an Angel said...

What absolutely gorgeous keepsakes!!! How nice to hear about you too!!!! I hope your day is filled with love!!!

A Country Girl said...

Come to think of it, I was never proposed to either! But here we still are, coming up for our 21st anniversary.

Florence and Mary said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Victoria xx

Pea Green Kitty said...

What a lovely post Lucey!
Thank You also for your lovely comment on my post, What a nice idea for the wire heart hooks, I might just do something similar with them but in my bedroom.
Charly xx

Kitty M said...

Aww what a lovely story and amazing card how interesting! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day xxx