Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Heart Sessions :: 4

This heart is dedicated to my grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa met on a ship coming to the U.S. from Scandinavia. Grandma was coming from Norway accompanied by her sister, who was trying to mend a broken heart after a broken engagement. Grandpa was coming from Denmark to America, like many others at that time, seeking opportunity in the land of the free. They fell in love and were married within the year. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" was written in 1910 (the year they were married) and was their favorite song. I can still remember my grandma singing it to me.

Let me call you "sweetheart," I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
Let me call you "sweetheart," I'm in love with you.

Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson - Music by Leo Friedman
Signature w/rose

6 comments:

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Jean ~ What a love memory to treasure forever.

Happy Valentine's
Have a great week!
Hugs, Marydon

Lorrie said...

What sweet memories. And a lovely heart to remind you.

Scrap for Joy said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your hearts...I love the one with the sheet music roses. It is gorgeous! This latest one carries a lovely story about your beloved grandparents. I enjoyed reading about their favorite song put to fabric. You did a tender, loving tribute.
Thanks so much for visiting-I was thrilled that you came!
Joyce

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

that is so precious...thanks for the read...goes great with my coffee

ciao bella

Lori said...

Jeanne, that is such a beautiful story and memory for you:) thanks for sharing it, that was so sweet to hear...i love this heart the best for the story behind it!!!

mandapanda said...

What a gorgeous story! Wish I had some family history like that, how wonderful! You've done a beautiful job on that heart!

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