Saturday, August 17, 2013

Remembering Your Grandparents

 
My grandmother moved into her house in 1929,  and I have the most amazing memories of family times spent with her in this home. My Grandmother (everyone called her "Goggie") cared for all her grandchildren whenever asked whether it was watching over us when a new sibling arrived or squeezing fresh orange juice for us when we were sick and Mom had to work.  We celebrated birthdays and holidays year after year in her home on Hanley Rd. Now it has sadly been many, many years since Goggie's passing and the house was sold. My siblings and cousins often reminisce of those days so long ago and have always said how much we'd love to once again step into the home that was the site of so many joyous occasions.  Good news...our wish came true! Unbeknownst to any of us until recently, my niece is actually friends with the young man who currently lives in my Grandmother's home!  Although my niece has been in this home many times, she had absolutely no idea this was the house her own Grandmother and Great-Grandmother had lived in many years ago.  Her friend graciously invited us to visit and what an awesome visit it was!  The rooms were every bit as spacious as I had remembered.  It was almost surreal to step into the closet with the window as this was always a favorite spot for the girls to gather.  It contained a shelf full of Barbie dolls and trunks full of dress up clothes.  The light fixtures in the entry and also in the breakfast nook were the original ones that I remember as a child.  I had forgotten about the glass crystal door knobs on all the closet doors.  And here they were, and it made me think about how many of my relatives had actually turned these knobs in the years past. My Grandmother's home was a home filled with love and laughter, and these special memories I have will always be a part of me.  National Grandparents Day began in the United States in 1978, the year my Goggie passed away.  Even though we didn't have an official day to celebrate Grandparents back then, I hope she always felt our love and appreciation. Be sure to let your Grandparents know this year the special place they hold in your heart.  Zoey's Attic can help with a special Grandparent's Day gift designed just for your very own special Grandma and Grandpa.

Grandparent's Day Gifts from Zoey's Attic

6 comments:

Louanne said...

That is so sweet. My Grammie comes to play with our girls (their great grandmother) every week. It's such a blessing.

Zoey said...

Hi Louanne,
Thank you for stopping by our blog. It really is a blessing that your precious little girls spend time each week with their Grammie. :) They are making memories they will forever cherish.

Rebecca Parsons said...

I love this and always celebrate my grandparents. I only have 1 grandparent left, and I treasure each moment I get to spend with him.

Tasha said...

These are so cute. I'll have to keep these in mind for Christmas for my mother-in-law and grandmother!

Zoey said...

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for checking out our blog! I couldn't agree more... we must always celebrate and treasure our time with our Grandparents! :)

Zoey said...

Hi Tasha! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog! We do have some really cute things for the holidays for the Grandparents... which will be here before you know it! :)