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Old 09-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #5971
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Everything in the corner of my world makes me smile. Of late, my dog who brought me the toy she loves so. We played and she does love the play.

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #5972
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radhuni, that is such a sweet story. Take it from a Mom of adult children who didn't do this: write down all these cute things your child says. That way when she gets older you can laugh together about what adorable things she said as a child. I'm sure when our kids and I reminisce we've forgotten more stories than we remember.
When I was a youngster (and getting interested in cooking), I had some childish notions. Sometimes these would end up in broken glassware.... a classic endeavour of mine (aged 11) was to make a sponge cake in a beautiful glass jelly mould. This didn't go well. Once I had cleared up the mess of broken glass and sponge, I wrote my mother an apology note and went to hide in my bedroom.

Luckily, by the time she had finished reading my note, she was doubled up laughing and I got off scot free! I soon learned that notes of apology worked well with my mother and she received several over the years (all cooking/breakage related). Unbeknownst to me, she kept all those notes and took huge pleasure in sharing them!
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #5973
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Love that story KC.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #5974
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Love that story KC.
Aw, thanks Taxlady. My mum and me (in a family of males) had a fantastic bond.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #5975
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Do you still have those notes Katy? When cleaning out my Mom's things I ran across all sorts of souvenirs, some touching some "what the heck?". Kept the sweet things like notes and my ponytail from my very first haircut (I was probably around 5 and it was long). Pitched the odd things like the sugar chalice from my First Communion cake and her mom's dentures.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #5976
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Poo was in the second grade. It was Halloween and the teacher had them cut out different shapes for that day. My son chose to cut out a headstone from black construction paper. Using a piece of chalk, he wrote in my name (Mommy) and the date of my birth 1749 along with the date of my death 1620. Yup, a little mixed up. And a walking zombie. On top was a picture of him with tears running down his face. I kept that along with a lot of other things that I gave to his new bride to save so she could show them to their children. She was so delighted to get them. Along with the jar he made out of clay. He made a long rope of clay and built it up going round and round on a base. She has that on her desk at work to hold her pencils and pens.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #5977
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Do you still have those notes Katy? When cleaning out my Mom's things I ran across all sorts of souvenirs, some touching some "what the heck?". Kept the sweet things like notes and my ponytail from my very first haircut (I was probably around 5 and it was long). Pitched the odd things like the sugar chalice from my First Communion cake and her mom's dentures.
Unfortunately not (as far as I know). When my lovely mum died (far too early at 69), I was not involved in the "clear out" that my dad and brothers did at the family home. Bills and "important" stuff were preserved, but "unimportant" stuff like personal notes were thrown out. I haven't given up hope of finding something of interest though. Since my dad died last October, my youngest brother isn't throwing anything out without consulting us. I have found an absolutely fascinating copy of a letter from my grand uncle - sent from New York to his home town in Ireland, and dated in the 1930s.

I really hope I find more snippets and notes as we go through.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #5978
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I have the letters that my grandmother wrote to my grandfather when he was serving in WWI. These were written when he was in a hospital in England (which no one knew). The letters get progressively more "scolding" for not having heard from him. She also wrote about the neighbours/friends who died from the flu epidemic. The letters gave me an insight into a side of my grandma's personality I never knew.
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The last thing that made me smile was reading the thread about the meat glue.
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