February 19, 2010

Friday's Freebie!

"Lady"
A PNG File
For your artful pleasure!

(And a JPEG too!)
When I found this picture in the Library of Congress, I remembered a scenario from my childhood.

When my Grandmother was angry, she'd put her hands on her hips - exactly like the lady in this picture. After allowing her to rant and rave for a few minutes, my sainted Grandfather would look at her lovingly, shake his head and and calmly utter one word softly (but with authority): "Lady!"

My Grandmother would look at him, roll her eyes, and after throwing her arms in the air as if to say, "You really don't get it.", would return to the task at hand. Hmmm . . . How I wish that I could have her patience and control! LOL!

With many wishes for a day filled with wonderful memories!

18 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

oh she's just lovely...thanks for sharing!
have a great night.
carmelina
ciao!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thank you Terri! She is perfect! I loved the story about your Grandparents LOL!!!!

Ozstuff said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful freebie, Terri. I enjoyed your story about your grandparents. They obviously communicated with few words and less animation - but managed to make their point anyway.

sharon said...

You always hit home with me with your stories Terri....so true with the grandparents!! Thanks you for the freebie, and have a great weekend!

Debby said...

Thanks Terri, great image and fun story.
debby

Lynn said...

Sounds like your grandparents had a special understanding and love Terri :) I love the wonderful images you find at the LOC, and what you do with them, thank you so much and have a great weekend :)

Marilyn Rock said...

This is wonderful thank you! Oh; I remember that pose with so many of my teachers who were frustrated with me in class! :) xxoo

Lori said...

Wonderful image! Yep, she's got that "don't touch that or I'll kill you" look. Very funny, you could do a lot of things with this.....hmmm....

Martina2801 said...

Terri, this freebie is so cool!
Thank you very much.
Wish you a nice weekend.

MARTINA xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Ah, but Terri, you DO get it. You are so thoughtful. I love your Freebie Friday. It's really fun to think about what I could do with this image. And what a tribute to your Grandparents along the way.

gaby braun said...

Love the pic and the story! Thanks!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

So sweet! Thank you for visiting my blog..and the kind comment!

Plan├Ęte said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful lady !

Lori Saul said...

Great freebie Terri and I enjoyed your family story- I think this image expresses it perfectly. Have a wonderful weekend!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is gorgeous, Terri. I haven't had a chance to get over to your blog for a bit. Nice to be here again. I am in the midst of a new computer changeover from Vista to a new Windows 7 system. Taking a lot longer than anticipated but getting there. Thanks so much for your sharing...you have such beautiful images. I just love them. Hugs,Gayle.

Terri said...

What a great find to share with us all. She's just wonderful. Sweet story too about your grandparents.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing the story of your grandparents. I love to hear them. You are so lucky to have had a grandfather. Both of mine were gone before I came along. I did have sweet grandmother's who guided me.

Birgit said...

A wonderful freebie, Terri. I can use it now very well. Thank you for that. Have a nice weekend and hopefully no new snow.
xoxo Birgit
PS: My grandmother was also very often so there, especially when they swore ;-)