Monday, July 6, 2009

I have been Reminiscing Again...


I have been doing that a lot lately... taking that peaceful stroll down Memory Lane...it is just so relaxing for me to do... gives me a small chance to hop back into a time when all seemed safe and calm and right with the world.
Though I of course don't remember the above picture time...this is indeed one of my favorite pictures ever...it is of My Dad and Me... He used to play little tunes to me and my Mom said I would smile and laugh all the while...and for those that might be worried he was playing his trumpet loudly...nope, Mom said he played at a whisper tone... Even though I do not remember this time...it sparks other memories of Dad and Me... all of my life until I was about 14 I would help dad clean his trumpet and sit on the edge of the bath tub watching with amazement as he practiced (good acoustics in the bathroom...lol) ...I was his little buddy and he was my Hero....I miss him so...but, our memories live quite nicely in old photos...they trip a switch in our minds that allows us wonderful time travel ... Time Marches Forward but Memories linger behind keeping a safe and comfortable place for us to visit anytime we wish...
Happy Monday,
Jodi

20 comments:

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Just such a wonderful photo Jodi. We have books and books of photos of us and the children as I hardly have any of my Mum and Dad and I and I dont want our children to say the same.
Its wonderful to have something to spark those memories. Im a terribly nostalgic person and get quite emotional at the silliest of memories, and not only my own, your photo brought a tear to my eye. I also have the worst of memories for everyday things i need to keep on top of, but a memory like an elephant for all those family moments and they are after all the important ones to keep in my aging head!!!lol Kate xx

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Lovely photo Jody and one to always treasure!
I'm glad your dad didnt play it loud too... lol.

Thank you for the nice comment about by birch broom and the mandrakes.
I will use your idea for the mushrooms on my next broom, which will be a woodland mushroom collector.

julie campbell said...

What a wonderful photo. It has captured such a lovely moment, just the way you are looking at each other is so touching. I love how photos can transport you back in time like that, its the same with smells, sometimes you will smell something and are instantly you are taken back to another time.
I've been feeling nostalgic lately too as we've been sorting out my daughters things ready for her leaving home this weekend. Memories are very special, it seems when we are at our busiest and life gets hectic or stressful they are always there ready to take us to a calmer place.
julie :0)

Marie S said...

I love that your dad played his trumpet to you. How cool is that? What a wonderful picture!
Look at all the hair you had!!

Patty Benedict said...

GREAT photo!!! Jodi your blog is always a fun read!
Have a wonderful creative day!!
Bugs & hisses
Patty

The Carolina Quilter said...

What a sweet pix! My mother has been gone now for six years and I wish most fervently that she were here to see my three wonderful children. She'd be happy to know I 'aint' done too bad' after all! LOL! My Dad is still with us and though he soldiers on, he grieves every day. A childhood friend and I were just saying the other day to each other, "Did you ever imagine life would turn out this way?" Of course we were referring to both the good and the bad.

Jody
http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/

LDWatkins said...

Such beautiful memories and treasure them you should. Mine are of my mom..my dad died accidentally when I was three. But I do have memories of him.Amazing what the mind stores for us. Hugs to you

Tallulah~Belle said...

Wonderful photo Jodi.....how sweet of him.

And my what a mop of hair you had !

twinklescrapbooks said...

It is wonderful to have these memories and the photos to go with them. I think that is why I am so involved in scrapbooking because I worry so much about forgetting my memories. Hugs,
tina :)

Creager Studios said...

Hi Kate....

Nostalgia and Memories are just the Best thing...like a good dose of good medicine.. It is so wonderful that you are creating wonderful memories for and with your children each day...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Nikki...

He was as quiet as a mouse mom said. Loved your tree, looking forward to the little 'toadies' hanging on for dear life...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

So right Julie....

memories can transport us to better places...filled with good thoughts and feelings...ahhhhhhh!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marie...

I think my Mom had a little 'wig' on me ...hee hee.. my hair stood straight up back then...'Baby Spiking Gel'??
Not sure how thick it was...
I loved my dad....still do!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Patty...Thank so much my friend...as is yours...I LOVE the photos you have on now...talk about a wonderful walk down memory lane...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning Jody...

Your Mom would be SUPER PROUD!! ...heck, she IS!!!...and I am sure she smiles each day at her lovely talented daughter....

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi LD...

Yes indeedy...the mind stores wonderful things for us... and when we 'need' them...the flood gate opens and in my case...so do the tears!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jayne...

As I told Marie, I think my Mom slipped a little 'Baby Wig' on me or something...never remember my hair being that thick...sure isn't now!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Tina...

Yes Scrapbooking is wonderful for that...safeguarding our memories and later times...
I am trying to scan my whole life of photos onto discs...my fear now is that all my old photos will go 'POOF' one day .....

Hugs,
Jodi

Marie S said...

Jodi my darling I have something for you. Please come see!

Creager Studios said...

My Dear Friend Marie....I am speechless...absolutely speechless...and just as soon as I stop crying I will honor your precious award by passing along to others...I need to go and find a tissue...

Warm Hugs of Friendship...
Jodi