3/22/11

Things that remind me of my grandmothers......

I strive to be a good grandmother. I want my grandchildren to look back on the years with a fondness and deep abiding love. I want them to know and enjoy the simple things in life. I want to be one of their "Remember when" moments when they grow older. I loved both of my grandmothers so much and miss them dearly. There are times when certain things just make me remember them with such clarity that it is like they have never left. One passed away 38 years ago and one 23 years ago. But certain items just take me back to those special days and times that I shared with them. Here are some of the things that make me think of one or both of them......

Dove Soap
Cashmere Bouquet bath powder in the plastic tub with a puff
Scotch Lad Ice Cream
Peppermint sticks
Pennies
Chocolate fudge
Crochet Doilies
Quilts
Bibles
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup Cake
Pound Cake
Fried Chicken
Ice Tea
Handkerchiefs
Aprons
Rook Card Game
Rummy
Rugs
Gomer Pyle
Swivel Rockers
Bolsters (1 long pillow)
Chiffarobes
Picture Chests
Mantel Clocks
African Violets

Each one of those items evokes many memories of love, laughter and good times. I hope I can leave a legacy of love for my grandchildren like my precious grandmothers left for me.

3 comments:

Deb said...
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Rachel said...

Remember the time we got in trouble going round and round in grandma's swivel rocker? It was Jack's fault, I'm sure!

Bee's Place said...

Yes, I am pretty sure it was Jack's fault. I'm also sure it was always his fault when the porch swing banged up against the house!

 

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