Sunday, December 28, 2008

I Remember When......


My dear friend Jean has started a new meme over at her blog. It is called, "I Remember When". Here is what she says about it: Over Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have heard so many wonderful stories about my ancestors. There were also stories, about my childhood, which I totally had forgotten. I have made a mental note of each story and have every intention of documenting it. In order to help me in this area, I have decided to blog a weekly story about my ancestors,and about my childhood. I want to have these stories written down, before my memory escapes from me, and to leave a legacy for my children, and for future generations.Grab the clip art and join me for "I Remember When...". After you blog your story, come back leave a note. I would love to read your story. I think this is a great idea for a meme, so I will be joining in. Every Sunday, I will share a story. : I remember when I was a little girl, I would spend a week with my fraternal grandmother every summer. Her name was Goldie, and the name fit her well. She had a personality that sparkled like gold, and her heart was pure gold. She loved me, and I never doubted that, it was evident by her words, and her actions. She always wanted to cook for me, and I definitely let her. Yummy in my tummy was everything she cooked. She use to hide goodies everywhere in her house, at any moment, she would tell me to go look in her closet, or under her bed, or in her dresser. My search would lead me to find delicious treasures, such as candy bars, cookies, tootsie pops, blow pops, and many more chocolate delights. She loved to hear me sing, and would take me around the neighborhood to visit her many friends. Not just at one house, but at each house, I had to perform. She would tell them, my Nesie can sing so beautifully, she is gonna be famous one day. She would then have me stand up in the middle of the room, and sing, sing, sing. Songs such as Amazing Grace, I'll Fly Away, Jesus Loves Me, and several more. When I was finished, granny would stand up, and applaud me, and then hug me, and tell me how very much she loved me. She always made me feel so special, and I will never forget that. She has been in heaven for many years now, and I am sure she is singing in the heavenly choir, waiting on me to join in one day. Granny, I applaud you for your love, kindness, support, and belief in me. I am looking very forward to joining you in that sweet heavenly choir one day. Thanks for the precious memories.

23 comments:

Heather said...

what a great memory! thank you for sharing it today!

Marsha said...

What an encourager your granny was! Her words of encouragement certainly made an impression on you because you are such an encourager yourself.

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,
Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful memory of your grandmother.

Love ya,
Jean

luvmy4sons said...

What a wonderful memory..and how awesome that God blessed you with such a grandma!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Thank you for stopping by on Christmas- I love your new header- I had a nightgown that had that same poem on it when I was little. That is a remember when moment for me :-)

Debra said...

Oh Denise,

This was just precious! I can't wait to go over and read Jean's too. My mother had an Aunt Goldie and she loved her to pieces too..this just was such a special post!!

I hope I make my nieces and nephews feel as loved as your Granny did you!

Love ya bunches, my sweet friend.

Willow said...

Aw, Denise, that just gave me the warmest, squishiest feeling in my heart! THANK you for making us a part of that!

Loving you always!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

What a beautiful story of your grandma. I like refreshing memories, too.
Have a prosperous, blessed and happy new year to you, Denise, my friend and to your family.

Bernadine said...

What a beautiful memory Denise. You certainly had a sweet grandmother.

bp said...

How special! I like how she hid treats, that is so fun and such a great memory.

Daphine said...

What a precious and sweet memory. I really enjoyed reading this! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Named Alicia said...

Oh what great memories! Grandparents are such special people! I still miss mine very much.

Take care my friend!
I hope you have a great week!

Michele Williams said...

Now we know who you got your encouraging spirit from! Great memory. I like this meme.... Blessings...

Alicia said...

Oh Denise..that was beautiful!! I love this meme! I'll have to check it out!!

sailorcross said...

What wonderful memories!!

I'd have to say that you are a lot like your grandma. She was lifting you up as a child, encouraging you onward--just like you do to other!!

Beth

Love Bears All Things said...

I love it! I have written some memories on my blog and intended to do more of it. I loved your story. I'll be joiining in.
Mama Bear

shopannies said...

Thank you for sharing your thought about your grandmother. YOu know I was close to my grandma and I believe that she knew I was alot like her more than I realized that I was like her. She was strict but I loved her. I find out more now after she has been gone for quite a while than I knew before when she was here. She was just someone to be with when I was younger and I love her I believe I learned alot just being with her

Sharon Brumfield said...

That was great...what a cool idea for a MeMe.
I love the memories with your grandmother. How sweet your time was with her.
I think I might participate in this too.

JHS. said...

Hi Denise:

This is a great idea for a meme & I definitely plan to participate this coming week.

Your story about your grandmother was beautiful. Sounds like she was a very special lady who helped make you the caring, loving person you are today.

Happy New Year!

JHS
Colloquium

Donetta said...

I can just imagine it.

Gail W. said...

Thank you so much for sharing these memories of your grandmother, Denise. I also had a Nanny whose house was a magical place to visit; your post took me back to her farm in spades:)

Mary said...

Denise,

This memory of your grandmother is precious. Like you, I have many fond memories of Grandma. I am thinking about joining in the meme.

Blessings,
Mary

Mary said...

Denise,

I have posted my Remember When...

Hope you are having a great day, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary