Friday, October 17, 2014

Do you remember....


Do you remember your first box of crayons?

Bern, Bern
Someone precious to me

How about a winter day?

 
December, 1995


Do you remember the Day after Christmas?

Day after Christmas, 1959



How about a forced posed picture?


My older brother at one year old


If you do, how blessed you are!

Homesick, so homesick.  I want to see my siblings and my aunt & uncle, laugh, and tell stories.  This is the closest I will get for a while.


24 comments:

  1. Dang you. You brought tears to my eyes. I've just lately been missing everyone too.

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  2. Oh yes I remember everyone and yes it is a blessing Great photos and hugs for you thinking of those far away. Keep telling your stories. Hug B

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  3. Yes, I do remember all those things that involved my siblings. Two of three sisters live so far away that I understand your longing to see them.

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    1. I do miss them! My siblings live in IL and OH, and that precious little boy with the crayons lives on the other side of the world.

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  4. I remember most of those at my coast, not the crayons though

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    1. What! No crayons in the memory file? I would image you loved them.

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  5. Some memories are so precious that just to think of bringing them to mind brings tears to my eyes. I hope you have Skype so can at least communicate that way.

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    1. Only with the little blond artist at the top. But we email back and forth.

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  6. I'm sorry! I hope you can see them soon.
    I think we still have a box of crayons. Since we don't have kids, I'm guessing that sucker is old.

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    1. I have my own crayons and enjoy them thoroughly! Maybe you should put them on your Christmas list?

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  7. Dear Susan, I hope that you can see them soon. That longing for the comfort of family comes to me when I need to stop myself from thinking and stewing and analyzing. I just want to be. And I can "be" with family. Peace.

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    1. True. Since two of our siblings died back in the 1990s, maintaining contact is so important.

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  8. wonderful photos.

    I do remember those times.

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  9. I hope you can arrange a reunion soon.

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  10. Aww to the forced, posed picture. Aren't those the cute little white high top dress shoes everyone wore (and many families had bronzed) back in the day? :)

    I'm sorry to hear you're homesick. :(

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    1. My husband's first cowboy boots are sitting on the fireplace mantle, even as I write.

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    2. My aunt called yesterday and I asked her if she still had the bronzed pairs for her three girls. She said she gave them to the girls (now women with kids/grandkids of their own). ;)

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  12. I think I can remember a lot, but are the memories truly mine or am I remembering what I was told about those times? I remember taking my baby brother and walking out into the gulf on a low tide day to cross the water and visit Grandma; we lived in South Australia and Grandma was in Germany! I also remember hiding under a bush in a dusty paddock eating chocolate that I didn't want to share, I was about three.

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    1. A little girl believes that all things can be accomplished (esp. if there are fairies to help). And no 3 year old worth her mettle would share chocolate! Good memories. I know what you mean about true memories or ones that you heard many times.

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