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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Fun Monday

Molly at Return of the White Robin sets today's theme
For our last Fun Monday in February on the last day of the month, I would like to hear about an early childhood memory.
I'm a tad late posting as I had to search for this image.
The one seated is my Great Aunt Elizabeth who dominated my childhood in the best possible way. She was inspirational, firm, yet fair and a strong traditionalist. Obviously the one with the skipping rope is me. In the background my Aunt and Uncle with whom I spent many happy times.
Between them they taught me things such as knitting and crochet, reading, cooking and a love of books and the countryside.
We went looking for blackberries and wimberries and made pies. We walked miles and miles and the highlight of every walk was a piece of dark chocolate.
Odd as it may seem I still have that skipping rope...

6 comments:

Sayre said...

How wonderful that you could find that picture! And your memories are so precious! I don't have those kind of aunt and uncle memories - but I do with my grandmother!

Molly said...

Thank you for your memory Joany. I am glad that you found the picture. I like seeing your aunt and uncle as well as little Joany. Having the skipping rope must be a fond reminder of the good times that you had with your Aunt and Uncle.

joanygee said...

More memories have surfaced (smile). Thank you for giving me the opportunity to revive them.

Jan n Jer said...

What a wonderful memory. That jump rope is a part of a precious time in your life. My Grandmother was my role model growing up. We lived with my grandparetns as my Mom was a widow at a very eary age and had five kids to raise. I have some dishes n jewlery that belonged to her and I cherish each piece.

joanygee said...

It is lovely to keep things which have such precious memories attached to them.
Thanks for stopping by...

Georgia Girls said...

Chocolate always brings people together :) Lovely memories and photos are priceless.

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