July 7, 2015

Slice of Life | Grammie's Memory Jar




Years ago I made a memory jar for my grandmother. After Grammie passed away in 2000, it was returned to me and I tucked it in my cabinet. As I was spring cleaning, I noticed it in behind my box of old letters. I opened it and pulled out the slips of papers.


Before seat belts, I remember your arm in front of me.

I remember the way your Bible looks. It looks worn from your daily reading.

I remember you showing me how to wash my hands properly.

I remember you picking me up for piano lessons every week.

I remember how your hands look on the steering wheel.

I remember playing all over the farmhouse.

I remember my chocolate milk and toast after school.

I remember how good you made me feel about a "break up".

I remember how you and Grampie kept Rocky the dog!


I remember peppermints in the drawer and mint patties in the big cupboard

I remember taking the bus to your house every day after school.

I remember you playing the organ at church.

I remember you saying, "Maybe you'll marry one of them"...Jim was one of them.

I remember what people in the church and community say about you and Grampie. 
It warms my heart.

I remember you rubbing my feet when they were sore from working.

I always remember you praying for me.

I remember you teaching me how to hold scissors properly.

I remember playing games with you - at all ages.

I remember being allowed to play in the barn all the time. I had so much fun!

I remember how you stayed with me at nights when we moved to the Ridge.

I remember how much you and Grampie loved each other.




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10 comments:


  1. Before my time...but one of my favorite photos of Grammie and Grampie...
    http://thisandthatbee.blogspot.ca/2014/06/sundays-photograph-on-porch.html

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  2. Sweet memories that take you back in time.

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    1. Thank you for being here, Elsie.

      As I was reading them, I was teary...

      and then I was thinking how thankful I am that we write things down...

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  3. What a thoughtful gift! Lovely to know you had the foresight to share these memories with her. Sweet to think of her reading them and then you re-reading them. Our stories tie us together. What a special blessing to have a legacy of faith!

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  4. Oh, how this brought back all the sweet memories of my Gram! She passed just a few years ago but it still feels like it was yesterday. I often wonder if the pain of missing her will fade. Somehow I doubt it but I always have the sweet memories to soften the blow! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a heartfelt post and gift to your Gran. I hope someday that I make as many beautiful memories with my grandchildren.

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  6. Oh Loralee!! What a beautiful memory to have! I made a box of memories for my Dad's 60th birthday. He died a few months later. I wish I had that. This post brought me right back to that moment. LOVE these memories. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  7. This is so wonderful, Loralee. How sweet it is to have such a Grammie. I have so many good memories of mine. You brought me right back to those times. Thank you.

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  8. This is just perfect. A gift for Grammie and then a gift for you and then a gift for us. Precious are your words. I know your Grammie loved reading them all.

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  9. Thank you so much for the kind comments, Folks!
    I'm glad it brought back wonderful memories for you too!

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