Virginia Howes White married Gartner White later in life. In an interview, she would refer to this as the second chapter of her life and said it was marriage.
A selection of photos of Mrs. White from across her life. This includes a phtograph with her late husband Gardner White.
At Old Sturbridge Villiage
On a visit to Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) in 2018 with Kevin and his family. She is thought to be the longest member at 66 years. OSV were kind enough to provide a card and gift basket for her 100th!
Massachusetts Citation for 100th Birthday
This citation was recently received by Virginia and shared by Marianne.
Church & Community
The church and community/civic organizations were a big part of her life.
Fun With Friends
Virginia had a large network of friends and adopted family members. She loved to travel with them and to them.
Sister Barbara & Niece Marianne
Virginia was very close with her sister Barbara and her niece Marianne. These photos include some early pictures of her and her sister at their home in Dorchester. There are some pictures of her sister in uniform (Navy, WII) as well as some with all three ladies together.
Teacher: Mrs. Howes White
Before marrying later in life, Virginia White was a teacher known as Mrs. Howes for many years.
Christmas is ready
Mrs. White always has the best Christmas tree which you can see from across the street.
Girls Only Baby Shower
Virginia partying with the girls at a Baby shower.
Welcoming the new folks
Virginia meeting the next generation.
Hanging out in Marshfield
Hanging out at her old cottage, 'The Dorchester' in Marshfield. In an interview, she tells how her family would say/joke that they got the house for her.
No Stranger to Public Transportation
Virginia on the subway in central Brussels
Christmas Markets in Brussels, Belgium
Virginia, Marianne, Ale and Michael visited the Christmas Market in Brussels back in 2015. The photo with big Christmas tree is in the famous Grand Place.
Thanksgiving in Brussels
Virginia and Marianne were kind enough to teach us how to cook a proper thanksgiving in Brussels.
Enjoying a Pint and Frites near the Schuman
Virgina sharing in the traditional Belgian Beer and Frites near the European Commission in Schuman (Brussels, Belgium)
At Shakespheare's Globe Theatre
Passing Shakespeare's Globe theatre on a walk down the south bank of the River Thames in London.
Visiting the Royal Guards at Windsor Castle
Marianne and Virginia visited Michael in London back in 2013 and this trip to Windsor Castle was one of their excursions. She seemed very much in place there with her friendly and regal demeanor.
We were very much on the move in London as you can see here with pictures of Virginia on foot in Picadilly Circus, on the Tube (subway), and ever the double-decker buses.
Enjoying Proper Tea in London
Having proper Tea and Sandwiches in London was a must
Be it, Lavender from Covent Garden in London, the endless fields of flowers in Keukenhof Holland, or her front lawn in Dorchester, Virginia brings appreciates and shares the scent of nature
Conquering the Great Wall
Yes, Virginia conquered the great wall back in 2008 and here is the Proof.
Master Chef perfecting her game
Virginia has never stopped trying to improve her game.
Enjoying a special meal in France
Virginia enjoying home style french cuisine
Hitting the Theatre
When in London, of course, you must see a show.
An American in Paris
Virginia enjoying the views of Paris
Cruising with the Queen
By boat is definately a preferred method of transit for Virginia
Ever the Independent lady
Mrs. White has always had cats. Never more than two and usually in the form of rescued strays. These are her pictures of her feline friends.
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