Sunday, September 26, 2010

100 years in my hands...

Last night I had breakfast for dinner - not very unusual except that I had oatmeal which is usually reserved for breakfast in the morning. In the quiet of the evening, I realized something rather amazing...

I was eating Nana's favorite breakfast in a 100 year old china bowl from my Great Aunt Doll with a 70 year old spoon from my mother while playing Grandmother's favorite solitaire game on a computer.


Oh yeah *rolls eyes* and I lost the solitaire game =p

The grass withers, and the flower falls,
but the word of the Lord abides for ever.
1 Peter 1:24b-25a


  1. BackyardNaturePhotosSeptember 26, 2010 at 6:15 AM

    How's that for being wrapped in the past. Love it!

  2. Great picture and blog that in so short a space encompasses a whole century.

  3. wow, aren't realization moments like that precious?

  4. Connections...that is what I like to call it.

  5. One foot in the past and the other in the present...long stride, too.
    Oatmeal looks Yummy. Sorry you lost :(

  6. Excellent picture, and I think its great you still have those treasures and you are still using them!!!!

  7. Stacy - I remember an old, old saying - special dishes are for special people - not special days =) This is part of a large set of 'every day dishes' from my family in Wisconsin =) LOL - we do tend to keep things, but we also use them!

    Lee - I love those long strides =) and, yeah - I lose a lot of the games =p but I still like to play them =p

    Yes, Carole - definitely connections! Interesting, too - only one of the women - my Mom - ever even saw a computer!

    Bridget - they are, indeed, VERY special moments!

    Thanks, Marlene - glad you enjoyed that century long journey =)

    Totally, Jane! I have things all over my house that bring back wonderful memories - and give me ah-ha moments like this =)

  8. That is great history to have surrounding you.

    I wish I had more heirlooms from my grandma.

    I don't have any from generations older than that.

    I'm definitely going to make many things to pass on as heirlooms for my future kids and grandkids.

  9. Mmmm oatmeal! Yummy! Hope you had some brown sugar in it! lol

    Cool that you still have the bowl and spoon!

  10. Liz - we have a very small family who saved LOTS of things - we enjoy the history behind these treasures. Very cool that you are going to make some! I am sure they will be loved for generations =)

    Thanks, memories!

    Definitely brown sugar, Pam - and raisens cooked in the oatmeal, too ;-) Thanks =)

  11. Wow, is right. And how precious these connections can be, the small items that thread through the generations. Thank you for sharing them.

  12. You are welcome, Anitra! My pleasure =)

  13. That's cool, except for loosing the solitaire game, for course!

  14. LOL -that's okay, Splendid - I just played another game ;-)


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