Thursday, May 21, 2020

Today's pictures/Generations

Here is Margaret reading to Hazel this afternoon on the porch.


She is reading


This was my childhood book, given to me by my grandmother.

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  1. Oh that is so very special! And what a great photo too. Hazel is growing so much. x

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    1. It really is special. And yes, she is! Almost 6 1/2.

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  2. So very sweet. I have books here that I got when my daughters were young. One day my granddaughters will read them to their children.

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    1. I was so very touched. I've given a lot of their childhood books to my kids, and I kept quite a few. I store them in beautiful African baskets in the study and living room.

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  3. Such a great picture of Hazel and Margaret! Thanks for sharing with us! I remember those Golden books and probably have a few packed away - maybe.

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    1. Oh, go look! And tell me which ones you find!!

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  4. What a gorgeous photo. And I love it that they're reading a book that belonged to you as a child. So special.

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  5. I believe with all my heart in the goodness of people reading to one another, especially to their children....My mother read to me every day and I read to my children and they have read to theirs. It is such a blessing in ones life....That is a wonderful photograph of Margaret with Hazel! It touches the heart. I still have most of my little golden books...

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    1. I don't know if my mother read to me. I can't recall her doing so, but maybe she stopped when I was still young enough that I can't remember. But she certainly gave me books as I got older, and she had lots of her own.
      Maybe we could compare our Golden Books in an email sometime.

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  6. Five generations!?! How wonderful! A beautiful photo too.

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  7. OMG, how special is that book; love the picture and your header is so pretty too - nice big porch.

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    1. It sure is!! I would know Grammy's handwriting anywhere.
      The porch goes the whole west side of the house. It is a great one, faces down the hill. Will be nice and shady soon when the locust trees come out.

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  8. That is lovely and isn't it nice to be able to read outside after this long winter! You took good care of your books.

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    1. I was an only child! Hazel loves her "things" as I did mine. And my mother kept a lot.

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  9. That is a wonderful picture, and even more wonderful to know that Hazel grows up with people who love her and read to her, just like her mother grew up with you, loving her and reading to her, and you grew up that way, too! So nice that you still have books from your own childhood.

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    1. We feel incredibly, incredibly lucky and thankful. I do have quite a few of my childhood books.

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  10. It's really wonderful that you still have something like this from your grandmother to pass on to your own grandchild. I have fond memories of those old Golden Books but don't own a one of them anymore.

    By the way, you have the best blog header photos of any blog that I read - or even stumble across. Real eye-catchers that I love to study for the detail in them.

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    1. I feel so fortunate to have them, and that I have grandchildren to love them afresh. It is fun to see Margaret and Michael looking around and seeing books they remember.
      And what an incredible thing to say!! Thank you so very much.

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  11. I've always loved reading to children or, better still, having them read to me. I sometimes wish I had some of my childhood books still, but my mother always encouraged us to pass them on to other children once we'd grown too old for them - I always wondered how many pairs of little sticky hands some of them may have passed through.

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    1. That was a lovely thing for your mother to "encourage"!

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  12. This is such a lovely picture of the two of them, Nan! And your header is wonderful. That porch always looks so inviting!

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  13. What a beautiful photo of Mother and Daughter. So Sweet.

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  14. Perfect. Five generations of joy represented here. Love this.

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  15. A lovely post/photo/book ....isn't it nice when generations reach out and touch
    and gosh I love your verandah!

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