52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos

27. Lost/Forgotten Items (Week 21)

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I could not give you a list of things I got as gifts when I was a child, but certain memories do stand out.  Most often, they are togetherness moments, memories of fun shared, and things done together. “ ~ Christmas quotes ~

Bringing the ornaments out and packing them away again evokes so many memories.  It’s fun to remember where this one or that one came from and to think “oh, I had forgotten this one.”  This is a time to bring up the memories.  Our tree is a bit of a map of our life.  The oldest ornament on our tree is a bird that my husband’s Mom Laura gave to him when he was a baby.

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I think of my sister Linda and her husband Jim when I add the ornaments that they have given us over the years to our tree.

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I have a friend Cathy who reminds me how special friendships are by including an ornament in our gift exchange every year.

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And Greg and I try to pick up something on our vacations, so we can enjoy, again,  places we’ve been and moments we’ve shared.

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But, to me, the most cherished of all are the ornaments my husband and I have picked out together to honor our years together.

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6 thoughts on “27. Lost/Forgotten Items (Week 21)

  1. This is a lovely message for the start of the new year.

  2. Great for the theme – wish I’d thought of it! (I have that SAME old bird! – and the macaroni angel?!) we try and get an ornament each year to remind us of something that happened IN that year – great way to travel down memory lane!

  3. You have such wonderful memories. Very nice.

  4. You are the most family oriented person that I know. I am your sister so I know it first hand! Holidays were made with you in mind. You always make everybody that is around you feel special. Thank you for all of the memories that I have when I decorate my home at Christmas time. Love you, Linda

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