Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Show and Tell at Kelli's.......


Today is Friday and that means 'Show and Tell' over at Kelli's....

Before Christmas almost every member of our family asked what I wanted for Christmas......my answer was," I'll think about it".......a couple of weeks before Christmas I asked our two daughters, their husbands and our eight grandchildren to write down their memories of coming to our home......good and if any bad ones, include those also......

Christmas night we opened our gifts from each other and I reminded them of the memories request......

The next day after lunch before everyone left for home, our 17 year old twin granddaughters, Erin and Elisabeth, gave me a package to open.......the picture above shows the binder they made containing the memories.....

Everyone gathered round as we had 'The Reading of the Memories'. The older grandchildren read the ones they had written....fishing and frying the fish, helping me with yard work, dressing up in my hats, shoes and jewelry, etc...simple things.......one son-by-love wrote about the first time he came out from college where he and Mindy were enrolled to eat with us and ate grits and fried fish (Grits with fish is a southern thing).....Amy's husband remembered coming out from college to go to Bible Study with us and staying late to discuss scriptures...... and the Mama's read what the younger ones had told them....the youngest member is 2 year old Alexander.....his memories were brief and to the point.....gum-gum and naner's (bananas)......

Each year, Lord willing, we will add to our Book of Memories....we're writing a book for posterity......

Do you have a special family memory?

20 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh Betty...this would bring me tears of joy to have that kinda thing made. Wow. A true, true treasure.

My Show n Tell is being BLUE today...come on over if you can. I'd love your company.

Lady Katherine said...

I love this idea! I am always the one writing down, this is a way to have my children, to start a journal. Thank you for this wonderful idea!

A Hint of Home said...

What a wonderful idea and book to have for years to come. Special memories in those pages.

ceekay said...

I just love this!!!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Friend Betty......

How absolutely enchanting! What a precious record of memories your journal will contain as it is compiled through the years...... telling of the many pleasures enjoyed by your family at your home. Fabulous idea! I know it will be treasured forever.

Linda said...

Betty, your memory book is a true keepsake and will be enjoyed for years to come. Pretty cover and the recollections are heart warming.
I've made a little memory book for my daughter, sharing family stories and the good old days, I'm thinking I might tuck some photos in it...hugs, Linda

Kathy said...

Oh Betty, what a fabulous gift - a treasure for your whole family. When my parents were married for 50years I made a book of cards and letters written by everyone I could find that they had known over the years. Every time I visit them I still love to look through it and read stories and thoughts from family and old friends. Your book of memories will become a favorite family tradition. What a great gift suggestion - better than anything one could buy.

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What I wonderful present, I almost cried. You are blessed.

Belinda said...

Its a blessing to have a close family, and what a priceless gift...a book of treasured memories, with eveyone, even the little fella, taking part. :-)

Carla said...

How smart you are! And how marvelous of your little ones to record this for you:)

Betty said...

Hi Betty,

First of all, you and I have something else in common besides having an "Edward" for a husband. We both have twin granddaughters.

What a fun, neat idea to have a memories book. That will always be a treasure to look back on and to enjoy.

Linda C said...

What a treasure of a gift this is! You are so wise to request it.

Your memory book will only grow more precious through the years:)

Linda C

ksarra said...

What a wonderful idea, I'd love it if my kids and grandkids made one for me!

the voice of melody said...

Oh, how beautiful! What a special treasure. :)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Betty,
What a wonderful and thoughtful family you have. I know that you will enjoy your memory book for many years.
Blessings,
Sue

Susie said...

Hi Betty,
What a wonderful idea for a gift that will bring you so much pleasure even as time goes on! I'd love it if my children and grandchildren decided to do something like this!
((hugs))

Barbara said...

What a lovely idea but of course you have to be blessed with all those great grandchildren to be able to do it.

Memories of my Grandparents house. A place of peace and safety from the turmoil at home and my Grandfather always had a tin of sweets on the mantlepiece.

Lovely photo meme post and to be a redneck because one calls Christmas Christmas, whatever next.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wonderful blog you have here! Enjoyed my visit!!!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Betty, that is such a wonderful idea! That is truly a gift to treasure and pass down to each generation!

Manuela

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great idea! Something money can't buy, very special!

Hurry back, we miss you! Can't wait to see the new remodel!

Katherine