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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Something Old, Something Treasured

 My Grandma passed away this January.
In October I was able to spend the weekend with my sister and go through a box my Mom made up for us of things my Grandma had saved that we made.

My Grandpa and I were very close. He was my very best friend growing up. 
We named our first born son, Samuel, after him. 
I was thankful he was a part of my boys lives as long as he was, my Grandpa passed away in 2005. Sam was five years old when he passed and Atticus was three.

My sister and I had a fun day together. We of course laughed at our fun art work and sayings we came up with as little girls.
The best part was when I shared this with my boys. "Mom, did you really make this?" 

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Carla, this is such a sweet memory of your grandpa and the love you had/have for him. What treasures these are!

  2. I love the card, just think how much it meant to your grandparents. And I also love you named your first born after your Grandfather, such a wonderful tribute.

  3. Isn't that something Carla ?
    I saved all of my kids cards and such - and then we had a flood and I lost everything -
    Keep them in a safe place - they're priceless !

  4. So sweet that these were returned to you after so many years. What a treasure.

  5. How sweet is that! I am so sorry about your grandma.

  6. What a beautiful memory you shared with us Carla! That's a pretty special gift you found in there, such a treasure! :)

  7. Such sweet memories. Lovely that it was kept too.

  8. What a sweet post, Carla. I hope my grandchildren have such wonderful memories of me someday. I love how much YOU loved your granddad. xo Diana

  9. Grandparents keep such a special place in your heart...

    My Grandma had all of our early photos, and drawings too....I still cherish the quilt that she made me.


  10. Be sure to stop in at Cranberry Morning tomorrow. You're mentioned in my post. :-)))))

  11. How sweet and wonderful. My grandmother continues to be a part of my life, even though she passed away years ago. I can only hope I can be half the granny she was to me.

  12. What a treasure!! Grandpa's hold a very special place in our hearts!

  13. What a sweet and wonderful card!

  14. How sweet, Carla. I'm sure you touched your Grandpa's heart with your artwork. I know if I received something like that from my grandchildren it would mean the world to me. xxx ~ Nancy


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