Thursday, November 29, 2007

Memory Lane...

Was helping my daughter clear out her room a little last night..and we came across a few items. One was a little wee booklet that I had gotten for my daughter when she was about 9 yrs. old..it was called "Honey from the Heart" ...in this little book it had a few pages where a mother could write something sweet to her daughter. It was fun to look at it again and see the words that I had written to my oldest daughter. One of the little sections was "what I like best about you"...and I had written.."your smiling face, your twinkling eyes"... Aww.

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The trip down memory lane did not stop there...
As we had come across a box full of handmade yo-yo's that had started out to be sewn into a round design.
At this point for me..the tears started to flow, as they had been my grandmother's.
A project that she never completed.
All of the little yo-yo's are in a gold foiled box, and she had made a couple of pattterns for the yo-yo's out of meat tray foam. She was known to make her templates out of the meat tray foam parts. Talk about resourceful..ha.
Anyhow...I now have a new project that I will be working on...that is..complete what my dear grandmother had not gotten the chance to.
I of course will find somewhere to display the finished item with pride in my home and cherish it.
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It is sometimes fun and yet sometimes bittersweet moments as well... to take a little jaunt down "memory lane" once in a while.
To cherish the happy thoughts, and the joys, and love ...and to recall the very dear, and precious people and moments in our lives... and in our hearts.
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~The Garden Goose~

7 comments:

BClark said...

Trips down memory land are so bittersweet. As I have moved things around I run across things from my Grandfather. You get such overwhelming rushes of emotion. Wish you could have one last hug, one more conversation. Being able to finish your Grandmother's project, what a blessing. As you work on it what memories you will have. Best of luck to you and your daughter.

Barbara

Inspired Tokens said...

How wonderful that you found such a wonderful treasure! I'm sure that when completed you, will find just the right spot so that everytime you walk by it a soft hand brushing up against it will bring a flood of memories of your Grandmother. Truely a blessing.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Tina,
Every year when i take out the Christmas decorations it is a trip down memory lane. Bitter sweet.Thanks for your visits.

Hugs,
Elizabeth

Patty said...

what a sweet find ! Memories are treasures that are never lost to rust or moth

JANET said...

What wonderful memories. I cherish a book my mother wrote for my children. She tells them all about my own childhood, things I didn't even remember!

My Pink Boutique said...

What a beautiful story. It's wonderful how we can keep parts of our loved ones and the past alive in our homes and hearts just by valuing them as the treasures they are.

Hugs,
Kimberly :)

amy said...

what a sweet post. and i can't wait to see your completed project!