I have every picture my grand kids drew , and pictures they colored for me. I have every letter written to me by special folk. I have many letters from a grand son, Corey. I just read some of them today. I also have letters I received from other family members. There was a letter from Friends Fred and Frances, when they lived in Nairobi, Kenya. It must be 25-30 years old.
I have received some great e-mails from the family, today I thought, I should have printed some of those . Then I ask myself, why? They only mean something to me, and I read them and got a warm feeling. If I get another good one, I might just print and file it.
I have had many e-mails from Carol, out in Utah, Jack Jr’s former wife. She is the mother of Corey and Ben. No divorces are fun, but at least we still can talk to the girls. Carol even entertained & fed our whole family for a few days a couple years back. I also found and read a letter from Corinne, the letter is over 20 yrs old. Telling us how much she loved us, she always called us mom & Dad, real sweet. We miss her.
Okay the reason for this thinking is Sherece, Our only grand daughter (of course is as sweet as sugar) wants her old toy box. In 1985 I built it. She told me the other day she wanted it for Stella, so naturally Grand pa is refinishing it. I have engraved Stella’s name opposite her mom’s. I left a space in the middle for Stella’s little boy, when she grows up and has one. But by that time someone else will have to engrave his or her name, GGGrandpa will be pushing up daisies.
There is one special thing I have. A very small intricate personal pocket ‘tooth pick holder’ built by Benjamin and given to me. It is an amazing little trick.
I know you have mementoes from special people and times. Isn’t it nice to enjoy that little warm feeling by looking at the object and remembering that time.
You are probably too young to remember the song, “Memories are made of This!” by Dean Martin. But I sure like it.
Without memories, you have lost your past!
Sherry and our Classic Rambler 1959? The little fellow is Jack Jr.