Saturday, July 02, 2011

It's a Grand Old Flag

I love pictures with flags! This one happens to be my grandfather, I think around 1907. Just guessing by his age. How do you like that outfit? I wouldn't be surprised if he was marching in a parade that day.

 
Wally Winspear, about 1907 

I just was visiting Minick and Simpson's blog and they have a link to Jimmie Cagney dancing his heart out. Honestly, you should go see the video, it is awesome! I remember watching his movies when I was a kid and they had the old movies on late at night. I watched a lot of the old black and whites when I was up babysitting or whatever. Cagney made Oscar winning Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942. Some of those old movies just can't be beat, even in black and white!

This is my darling granddaughter, Danielle, taken at our house a few years ago. Another flag waver! The quilt behind her is a favorite old pattern from Little Quilts!

Here is a quilt of my own design that McCall's published last summer. It is called American Dreamer and Minick and Simpson designed the fabric. They really do patriotic well! I mentioned once before in a blog post how active they have been in providing quilts for the military and funds as well. They are awesome! I can't tell you how much respect I have for them!

You can help too, just click this link for Quilts of Valor to find out more.

So I just wanted to share a little bit this 4th of July weekend! Hope it is a good one for you and yours!


8 comments:

Libby said...

What a great pic - I just love Americana, but when you add in 'vintage' *swoon*

Me and My Stitches said...

I love the picture of your grandfather - what a treasure that is!

Rebecca said...

I love the picture of your grandfather. What a treasure!
Jimmy was terrific a real one of kind. Your grandfather looks like a Yankee Doodle Dandy himself.
Have a Great 4th tommorrow!

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the picture of your grandfather. What a treasure to have that to keep always. Happy 4th to you.

sewprimitive karen said...

Marcie, that is the most amazing photo of your grandfather. I just love it!!

Lori said...

What a fantastic photo of your grandfather!!
Happy Independence Day!!

quiptowngirl said...

According to Robert Osborne of TCM, Yankee Doodle Dandy was Jimmy Cagney's favorite movie. He always considered himself a "song and dance" man, not a gangster! I love those old movies, they are great company when I am quilting.
Beautiful work on your blog.
Cindy

Sandra Henderson said...

I just posted about an old postcard I have that was sent that SAME year of Betsy Ross House.. I lOVE old patriotic photos/cards tooo!!!
Happy Independence Day! XO