Monday

Ignited Memories .........



You know when you have one of those days when you think of something you want to create ..... .. .. and then think , i have the perfect photo for it ?? BUT , you end up looking all over the house for it ? Sounds familiar doesn`t it ? This happened to me a few days ago .
And it`s always the case of finding say a picture , or an item , that distracts you , and you don`t end up doing what you had intended .
This got me thinking of my grandparents - all who of which have gone , sadly so many years ago now ..... And probably with Christmas not so far away , my family too , who i will not see over the christmas period , as they are in Australia .
That`s why i have a love / hate relationship with Christmas just now . I love it because i give gifts , and the joy it will give to people . Seeing relatives , when it`s a time when we can all meet up . But hate it because i feel , it`s a time for families to come and celebrate together .
So i thought i`d share some of my precious memories and valued items , i`d " forgot " i had ,
With you all ......


A christening card of mine , given to me by my mum , which she had kept along with so many other cards , for 39 years .... She past them onto me last year ......






Thank - you all , for holding me , and giving me unconditional love , and many happy memories to look back on , with fond affection ....







For going on holidays , to Cornwall , for many wonderful years , with me hanging onto my dad like a limpet .......









Helping them celebrate 60 years of marriage ..........









The one of many scarves worn by my mum`s , mum . She always wore a scarf to step outside .... I would always be drawn to these , which were kept in the kitchen , in an old wooden table that had side drawers in , try them all on , and just admire them ......








The cuddly toy elephant that i pestered for ....... And couldn`t bear to throw / give away .........









To an autograph , from 1977 ..........








To the last two items i got , a plastic cat , which was among a collection of brass items , which i used to help her clean , and sat near an old black wrought iron fire place . The one that had an oven beside it , and coal burning merrily away ...... And being devastated , at such a young age even back then , that they had it ripped out , to be replaced by a gas fire !
And a Royal Worcester ceramic perfume holder on a chain .......









I have so many other fond memories ..........


Like running down the back garden path , to see my grandad .. In his sanctuary as he called it , away from my grandma , to potter about with his tomato plants , and sweet pea plants . Oh how i love the smell of those now ..... Just that smell , always reminds me of the vision of him sat on a seat , looking into thin air and pondering life .....
Even though , there will be times when loved ones will be put back to the far corners of your mind , but never forgotten . We all have so many other " distractions " in life to deal with , but it only takes a little thing , to ignite the memories , and you`re back there with them ......
I did not intend this post to a depressing one .... Just a celebration of their lives and the happy memories they gave me .... And to share with you .........




5 comments:

Sherry said...

How lovingly shared. Memories...one of the best gifts we give to ourselves over and over and over.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Carolyn,

What great memories and momentoes. Over the years, I have parted with so many things that I had kept due to frequent moves and sometimes I wish that I had kept some of them.

Christmas is a difficult time for me too, as my family are in the UK and I won't see them again this year....how I would love to spend Christmas in Yorkshire!

Marie x

PEA said...

Dear Carolyn, this was not a depressing post at all! I so enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading of the memories you have of your growing up years and it's only normal that you would miss your family, especially during the holidays. Thank God we have our memories to get us through those days...I always say that no one can take our memories away:-) xox

Cre8Tiva said...

lovely memories...thank you for allwoing us to share...blessings, rebecca

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