Friday, May 22, 2009

a birthday memory

Here I am, 2 years old, standing in front of the chair my Grandma gave me for my birthday. I remember receiving that gift! It was way up high on our round oak dining table. I was looking up at it from below. I was mesmerized. This was a special gift, for my Grandma died when I was 4 and I have only a few memories of her. I had that chair for a long, long time. So here I am, a 2 year old in big girl pants (!), clutching my stuffed animals. (I always loved stuffed animals.) Note those cool old-fashioned baby shoes. (Please ignor the lack of a fancy dress, or even, ahem, just a shirt.)
This is for the etsy bloggers street team carnival!

23 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. Its great you have memories like that, I have only a few of my Grandmother who died when I was young.

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  2. I love your birthday memory! Thanks for the compliment on my new necklace :)

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement you left on my jedi blog :)

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  4. What a special birthday memory! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a great story and an adorable photo. You reminded me of some memories of my own grandmother, some very happy times.
    SQ

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  6. I just got rid of my first rocking chair last summer when we moved from CA to OR. It was with me for 35 years. Funny how we have early memories wound up with certain items. What a cute photo!

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  7. That's such a wonderful photo! And a wonderful birthday memory too.

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  8. What a sweet picture. The candid moments are the best and it's great to have fond memories of our loved ones, even if our time with them was short.

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  9. Wonderful picture and memory. :)

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  10. What a great birthday memory!!

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  11. Two of my grandparents were already dead when I was born. My mother's mother died of TB when I was 4. My father's father died when I was 6. I didn't have much "grandparent love" exprience growing up. I have heard that my Grandma was an amazing, wonderful, loving person. I have only 2 other memories of her.
    On the other hand, my children have been very lucky to have wonderful grandparents around while growing up. Through them, I have witnessed "grandparent love." (which, of course, goes both ways and is very special)

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  12. How sweet is that pic!!!! I love old pictures.

    I am happy to finally be able to say that after much waiting impatiently, I have been accepted into the etsy bloggers team. Dont know what I have to do, but here I am. :)

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  13. how sweet...and you look so cute :)

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  14. What a wonderful photo and post.....Both of my sons LOVE LOVE LOVE stuffed animals.....Have a blessed weekend:-)

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  15. such a sweet story, with a great photo to go along with. thanks for sharing!

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  16. what a wonderful memory, I loved stuffed animals too I had a favorite it was a turtle. Thanks for sharing this great photo. Have a wonderful holiday week end..Kathi

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  17. Seems we have some things in common, except my parents gave me my chair and I still have it. Slept with 14 stuffed animals every night.

    Thanks for the memories!

    Hugs,
    ~Lily

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  18. I absolutely find this post to be completely charming. The photo, the description...I feel like you shared such a great piece of your personal history with all of us!

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  19. Such a great memory to have of your grandmother and of your birthday :)

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  20. Margaret, what a beautiful and encouraging story! Grandparents hold a special place in the heart of a child. I try to live a life that will be a support to my grandchildren and encouraging to my grown children! Thanks for your post!
    Blessings!

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  21. What a sweet story and picture of you! Thank you for sharing(((hugs)) candice

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  22. that must have had a big impact on you, if you can remember a present from that young. Sweet pic! {:-D

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  23. What a sweet memory! I love the fact that my kids are now able to use the things like my rocking chair from when I was a child.
    Thanks for sharing.

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