I tried at least four time to post photos of my Grandparents with yesterdays trip down memory lane, but Blogger, despite my always praising him/her/it wouldn’t co operate. So here they are today.
This photo of Grandma was taken at my Mum’s 21 st Birthday. It is the day after the party and of course Grandma had to feed all those who had travelled for miles to attend. It was country hospitality at its best.
This photo is taken in the room where that special Christmas was held that I spoke about. The window looks out over, what Mum says was the loveliest cottage garden (guess where I get my green thumb from), onto the main road which ran past their farm. Grandma in case you are wondering is the one with glasses and the pinny serving the ever present cups of tea. For once she isn’t smiling – probably too busy concentrating.
Have you ever wondered how many hurts, catastrophes and crisies not to mention happy events have been celebrated with a cup of tea.
This is my favorite photo of my Pa.
Not even Mum remembers when this one was taken, but it is how I remember him most. A smile on his face, comfortable working clothes on, reading the paper. Notice the ever present tea pot in in the foreground.
I don’t mind admitting after finishing typing yesterdays post, I went off to my room and bawled my eyes out like a baby. The memories were so bitter sweet. But today I am in a calm and happy mood. That is what memories are for – to remember those we love and who are gone before us – waiting for the day we will join them.
Please share your Christmas memory with all of us, on your blog, if you feel you want to. I think it makes the day so much more special for all of us when we can share these kinds of memories. We can’t go back – but the future is so much brighter when we remember those people and events that are significant in our lives.