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Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I love this picture for lots of reasons. The people in it are my brother, Bruce and my Dad. When I see them together in this picture I think of all the boys in the family and the fun times I had sandwiched between 2 of them ... riding in Dad's pick up together and stopping for a can of pop, then laughing so hard at something while drinking it that the pop came right up our noses. Good times. The angle this picture is taken, showing all the wood (but you can't see the new wood floors) reminds me of "the old old house" where we were teenagers. We'd hang out in the family room with built-in bookshelves on every wall and an actual elevator that would carry you up to the master bedroom. More good times. On the right in this picture is a peek at my parents "Candy Bar". We're all non-drinkers, so although it's set up for beverages, my parents have filled it with candy and pictures. On the left and middle of this photo are old family pictures. Need I say more? These make my heart swell when I see them. The tiny picture just above that little table is a snapshot of some of us at a family reunion playing a rousing round of Pit. You can't see it, but there was a lot of noise, a bit of reaching and grabbing and a lot of laughing. You may be able to see that no one is sitting down, though Pit, a card game, is intended to be played as most card games are - from your chair. You can see a bit of the bookshelf on the far left. We grew up with books all around us and we all have a love of reading. Thanks Mom & Dad, and thanks to my brothers and sisters ... I got a great start in life!
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  1. O so good from


    Fijne Kerstdagen,
    Merry Christmas,
    Glaedelig Jul,
    Merry Christmas,
    Joyeux Noel,
    God Jul,

  2. Great photo, and beautiful memories!! The blessings of home and family...very precious.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  3. My parents bought the game Pit when I was around 13. We had such fun with that game! It is lovely to be surrounded by good memories.

  4. A photo that speaks a thousand words.... Priceless! Wishing more happy memories for you and your family!

  5. Hi Denalee,
    Wishing you and your family a very happy Holiday season!

  6. A candy and memory bar...I love it! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  7. I love to look at pictures and remember the good times had. I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  8. I love this post. I like to reminisce by looking at all photos. A candy and memory bar sounds so awesome.

  9. Lovely....Isn't it wonderful to be born in a loving family, with rich heritage, and bonds and faith.
    I feel Exactly like that about MY family.
    ha ha...I SO get you on the PIT game. NO ONE can sit in that game....gotta be ready !!!
    makes me laugh