family, memories

sweet memories . . .

I wanted to find a picture of my mom in an apron for yesterday’s post

but

you know how it is,

when you want something, you just can’t put your finger on it.

But I did find some sweet pictures

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My mom and Dad – probably early 1960’s. 

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A picture of me, probably my third birthday, reaching up to taste one of the wonderful birthday cakes mom baked for me every year – angel food with seven minute frosting.

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I love this picture of mom. It was taken in the summer of 1963 during a trip to New Brunswick. I was 6 years old and it was my very first trip off the Island. I was so excited. I can remember driving off the ferry. I was wide-eyed. I can still hear the gentle teasing in my dad’s voice as he said “Does it look any different?”

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 Nannie and my two oldest boys – 1983. They loved her cookies!

Mom died  17 years ago on June 22. I still miss her. But I feel blessed to have such sweet memories.

Hope this day will be a sweet memory for each of you, my friends.

PS 

*sniff* 

I need a kleenex 🙂 

Does anyone else get melancholy looking through old photos?

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11 thoughts on “sweet memories . . .

  1. It is so nice when you are able to bring up happy/pleasant memories of a lost loved one. My 15 year old son died in a drowning accident quite a few years ago, and thinking of him (which I do so often) usually brings a smile to my face. Although I must admit, it took a long time to get to that place.CasYour mom was a pretty lady

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  2. Hello, I’ve never been here before, but as I passed through I just had to tell you: Yes! I actually need to work on that. I am only sixteen, but "old" pictures make me cry every time!

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  3. Lorna says:

    I can’t believe it has been 17 years, Kathie, since your Mom passed away. She handled her illness with such grace. A real lady! I know what you mean about feeling melancholy. Not too long ago I was cleaning out a closet and came across some PBU keepsakes. As I was rooting through the letters, etc. I came across a letter from Nannie – just seeing her handwriting made me cry. But I’m so glad I have such wonderful memories of her. I, too, feel so blessed. Thanks for sharing … have a wonderful day. Love, Lorna

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  4. Oh, Kathie. A lump started to form in my throat when I read that your mother died 17 years ago this month. After I read your PS, it was a complete lump.I’m blessed to still have those who mean the most still with me, although I know that it won’t be forever. And then, I think I will get a little melancholy looking through those photos.Hugs to you.XO

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  5. Marg's Home Again says:

    I think I could post of family photo’s every day because they mean so much to me, maybe not to the rest of the world, but to me that’s so important. You and me both. My mom died 10 years ago and I miss her so much. Last night I wanted to call her to help me do my berries, but it’s so hard to replace that motherly image.

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