Friday, May 24, 2013

Reminisce- Focus on Life Week 21

Myself, my daughter's bowl,  my mother's eggs
 This week's prompt was a bit of a challenge for me- reminisce. This is something I don't do an awful lot, though I do think wistfully of other place I have lives and people I have known.

"Poetry should.... strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance."
~John Keats 

Prayer beads and wheel, my daughter's work
I am going to use some photos I actually took a few years ago. All of these pictures are of things that are imbued with memories- lots of little things my daughter made over the years, including a very large acorn that she painted and gave to my mother for her egg collection.
Right now, most of my old interesting stuff is in storage, and I couldn't think of anything to photograph that really made me think back. I have moved way too many times, and have gotten rid of a lot of things with memories attached to them. But there are a few that I just can't seem to shake! A couple of old beat up dolls are among those. They are in a box right now, wondering if they are going to stay with me or go off on a journey elsewhere.
Things from my mother, aunt and daughter


I've kissed them goodbye time and
again, and still they manage to hang on. So I did take one picture of them, lying on the top of the box which, now that I think about it, they will never actually end up in.

Want to see what others are reminiscing about? Start at Sally's Blog !

11 comments:

AntiquityTravelers said...

Some wonderful memories! I know how it goes with hanging on to things ... that sit in boxes! but I just can't seem to let them go

Adrienne said...

Beautiful eggs, it seems you have held on to some sweet memories!

Islandgirl said...

My dolls are gone.. I have a stuffed dog 'lady' which my grandmother and aunt gave to me and I have a bushbaby that that has seen better days... I rescued him from 'dumpdom' when I cleaned out my parents house two years ago. ost of the stuff I aquired from there is still in two large boxes under the kitchen table.. I have nowhere to put it either boxed or unboxed!

Shel said...

Great shots of wonderful memories!! Please don't ever get rid of those dolls - they are beyond lovely!! I have tons of Ragedy Ann dolls because mine left me way too early (long story) and now when I go to antique stores I feel I have to 'save' all the ones I can find!

Donna said...

I relate! I have my Mother's old doll, tucked away in a box for almost 12 years now. What to do with her.... sigh.

Patty Woodland said...

How lovely to still have such wonderful memories...

Janet Bocciardi said...

Your photos are wonderful. They look like another time and yet you can sense the memories attached.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your pictures are beautiful and evoke times gone by. Love the dolls, they are too precious.

Beti Horvath said...

Lovely old objects that hold so many memories!

Becky Pancake said...

Laurie I think your treasures are beautiful. It's great that you still have your dolls to help bring back memories.

Designed by Vera said...

I think all of us have some of these "treasures" I know I do. I just can't seem to let go of them....thanks for your warm memories!


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