For the Month of January, Jeanette chose the theme of Nostalgia or Memories. What a GREAT theme. I only wish I hadn't fooled around all month, and had to grab some quick shots this week. January is a busy month for me, so I'm really not surprised that it flew by!
This first shot is something I can get really nostalgic about. My mother's father gave this locket to my grandmother when she was just 16 or 17. The photos are the original photos they placed in it. They were married shortly after, and had my mom. My grandfather was killed in a horrible tree falling incident when he was only 39. I never knew him, but his impact on grandmother, and mom always made me wish I had. When I graduated from High School, my grandma had it re-dipped in gold, as the gold plating had mostly worn thin. The engraving on the front was restored as well. Along with this locket she gifted me a handful of love letters she had save all these years. Some were from him....and some from her. What a treasured gift this was. I have been too scared to actually wear it though. What if something happened to it?
This second photo is of several of Disney's classics. They are full of memories for me, and I can't resist buying them for Sugar Bear when they are re-released. It always makes me feel like we have a little bit of history. I know that is cheesy....but I'm all cheddar like that.
This last photo truly takes me BACK! I have always loved Cheerios. Each time I pour me a bowl, I am transported to my childhood days. There is just so much to love about a BIG bowl of the O's. There are a few ODD ways that I enjoy to eat them. First off....Chocolate Milk and Cheerios is the BOMB! My dad taught me that one. YUMMY! comfort food in my world. Another thing my dad used to make with cheerios is pan fried in a bit of butter with salt. OH MY...me loves it. I haven't done it in AGES....but maybe tonight's the night.