Flash Back Friday-Generations

I have very fond memories of my grandparents. When I was young we lived close enough to have regular visits. I remember when my Pepérè, (my father’s father) would visit he would always bring those soft pink peppermints. My Memérè passed away when I was only 6. I still remember that she was short she in height (At 6 years old I was as tall as she was) but she was big on life. This is the only picture I have of her. She is with my Pepérè and my dad before I was born, but that is exactly the way I remember her.


I remember she would always give us those jelly-in-the center cookies from the cookie jar that has graced my counters since 1990 after my Pepérè passed away.


4 years before my Pepérè died, I had this generational picture taken. My younger two children never knew their great-grandparents, but my oldest was blessed by the privilege.


I remember many visits to my mother’s parents’ house also. Their house was always neat as a pin, but we got to eat on TV trays in the living room and they let us have ‘tonic’ (what we call soda). That was always a treat.  Often times when we visited, other relatives would be there, too, so I was able to know a lot of my great aunts and uncles. It was always an experience.  This is my grandmother, mom, my son and I for a generational picture.

This is one with my grandfather. I wish I had thought to try to get everyone in one picture.

My grandfather died when my oldest was 6, and my grandmother passed when my second child was about 6 months.  None of my grandparents ever knew my daughter.

Looking over these pictures reaffirms my conviction of the importance of family. I am very lucky that my folks live close by so that they can be a part of their grandchildren’s lives, learning from them and creating memories that they, too, will look back on with fondness as I have.

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Ginny
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7 Responses to Flash Back Friday-Generations

  1. ReviewsbyHeidi says:

    Ginny, you look SO precious! These pictures are a real treasure to you, I am sure. I have lost all of my grandparents and I miss them so.

    Heidi

  2. kellieann says:

    It's kinda funny how we're always sort of on the same wavelength for the flashbacks. Great photos and precious memories. I feel very blessed that both Annaleigh and Harrison got to know Gigi. Annaleigh, who was 6 when she died, remembers her quite well. Harrison, who was almost 3, remembers her just a little. I'll just have to tell this little one all about her. =)

  3. 4sweetums says:

    What a nice post. It is nice to think about my grand parents. I am blessed to still have two living.

    Blessings,

    Dawn

  4. Dad says:

    Nice to have these memories. Nice Blog.

    PS…. In case you did not know…the picture of

    me and Dad and Mom were taken in Esopus, NY at the monestary I was at. The building in the background was the dorm. This was a monthly visitors day. My parents drove to NY a few times a year and brought be some goodies to snack on.

    Nice memories of the "old days".

  5. proverbsmomof3 says:

    I didn't know that. I just love that picture because it has all three of you in it. I guess you were younger than I thought in it. 🙂

    Thanks for explaining the picture better.

    Your daughter.

  6. purityseekers says:

    I love reminiscing like that!! I was actually going to post an entry about some pix I took while 2 of my kids and I were at my parents home the other day (where they still live and where I was raised). I kept taking pictures going "see kids? That's the birdbath I used to fill with water" and "I used to play down here in the cellarway too" and "see over there? That's where my favorite climbing tree used to be". Thanks for letting my share your memories!!

    Seeing you write about the peppermint candies made me think of my Grampa… he taught me the "proper" way to eat a hard candy. You HAD to only untwist ONE side of the wrapper and pop the candy out by squeezing the other end!! hehe I'll never forget that little silly lesson on candy eating!!

    And thank you for the nice comments on my blog!! My husband also said the "bacon and tomato" thing and I have a pattern all ready for tomatoes but only "in my head" plans for the bacon!!! hehe Maybe you'll see some in my next Sew Crafty Post!!

  7. lahbluebonnet says:

    It's amazing how you pull these out and line them up with Kellie Ann's! Great memories!

    Blessings,

    Laurie

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