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.
Wow...

Blessings,
Kathy

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

15 comments:

  1. BackyardNaturePhotosSeptember 26, 2010 at 6:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 =)

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  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.

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

    Cool that you still have the bowl and spoon!

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  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 =)

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

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

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

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

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