Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Short Walk Down Memory Lane....

In my packing frenzy, I found a box--a box that I have had and not looked at for many years. I brought this box home with me from Baltimore after my Dad passed away. My brothers and sister and I had finished getting their home ready for sale. While doing this, we came upon box after box of pictures. They were divided them among us and each took some home. I put this box in my closet, have moved this box 3 times since then.

I decided to finally look and see what pictures were inside. I didn't know. I was in a very bad state at that time, and the job of sorting through the pictures and dividing them between us fell to my sister. I just couldn't look at the pictures then. I was not strong.

Now, I am ready.........these are just a few of what I've found:

My Mom and Dad.
I don't know exactly when this picture was taken, but I would think probably while they were still dating or shortly before they marrie
d. Early 1940's probably.



This is me. I see my Mom has 22 months written on this picture. I was a blonde! And look at me smelling and loving the flowers even at this age!! Check out the bracelet on my right wrist! I still have two bracelets on my right wrist!! Hmmmm.....
Must be 1955



Here I am at the age of two--sitting on the front steps of our home. Again--1955.


And here I am--all dressed up for Easter at the age of 3!!

I haven't finished going through this box yet, but I will this time. I'm not going to place this box in a closet and forget about it. There are many good and some sad memories in this box. I'm ready to look at them now and remember.




12 comments:

Denise said...

You were so cute, and your parents made a gorgeous couple.

grey like snuffie said...

We look like clones...some pictures I have of the same years...course back then fashion was not as diverse..so we probably all looked alike. :)

Kay Martin said...

Wow what a beautiful little one you are!!! Thank you for sharing ...I look forward to the next ones.

Judith said...

I'm glad you feel strong enough to go through the photos because what wonderful memories they contain for you. take care, Judith

Knittin Kudzu said...

Thank you for sharing those pictures! What sweet images! I have black & whites of myself in similar dresses and it really brings back memories. I think things were so much calmer in the 50's...we spent so much time together AT home. I am so glad you let us take a peek into your picture box.

Blessings as you move, Sandy

Beth in NC said...

How funny! I just posted some old pics of me today! We were thinking alike.

I love the photos!

Hugs!

Angela said...

Thank you so much for letting us walk with you. How precious.

Peggy said...

Blessings Sweet Beth...Such treasures we find in boxes!!!

How sweet that little girl! I believe you need to change the years to 1957 and 1958 since you were 2 and 3 respectively. 22 mos. is almost 2!!! And a love for nature & bracelets! What a wonderful surprise! How great to have your mom& dad's photo!!!

Thank You Lord, for keeping these and preparing Beth to be able to heal and look at these wonderful moments. May she come to treasure & cherish these photos and the relationships & years they represent! Restore the years & bring happiness & joy into Beth's heart! Thank You for these photos kept for such a time as this! Bring complete strength to Beth today!
Surround her with angels at work & then at home! Energize her by Your spirit & breath Your life into her to raise her up in the midst of the demanding work environment instead of fatigue & weariness, release Your everlasting POWER & balance to restore her energy level & stamina!

We give You thanks for delighting her heart, now bring her body & mind the same restoration & renewal
in Jesus precious love & Name!

kadezmom said...

Oh, thanks so much for sharing....I'm grinning and enjoying.

Darlene said...

Cute pictures! I love looking at pictures from the past!

Aunt Kathy said...

God does make us strong, what a great blessing this box will be to you

Wife of Rob said...

I LOVE old pictures. These are GREAT! I have been digging into some history of my Mom's side lately. I'll have to send you a link in email about my GGGGmother "Clementine Thankful"...I have had so much fun reading about the Indian heritage and about the grandfathers that fought in the Civil War....goosebumps!