Friday, June 27, 2014

Memories Being Sent

A special and much loved niece made a request of me.
Something to put on her memory shelf.

She always made me feel so loved
on her childhood visits.
Always sat next to me and never remember
this child without a smile on her pretty little face.
When her family had left
I would find little notes she had left on my dresser
with the words "I love you."

Sending
a small pill box I have carried for years,
a book given to me by my mother 30 years ago
the title her name given to her by her mother my grandmother,
a small shell I found on this special memory island
along with a carved turtle someone made on the
island of Jamaica.
This island my special love and have desired to return
for many years and may have now waited too long.

So nothing of monetary value
just special memories....

15 comments:

lil red hen said...

This was so sweet of you to send these things.

Sky said...

such a valuable gift!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte and Sky,
thank you and did some checking and the book is very very old
so a little value.

Judy said...

She is going to treasure those treasures for the rest of her life!! What a nice gesture. and, didn't you have fun looking for and picking out just the best things for her?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, they are me :)

Wisewebwoman said...

I love the idea of a memory shelf, she is so fortunate to have such a loving aunt :)

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Tabor said...

The richness of the memories in an object is far more valuable than anything worth lots of money with empty thoughts.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

www.tabor, thank you...

Anvilcloud said...

You granted her request in spades.

Laura said...

how lovely and kind… flowing through the generations.

Balisha said...

She's going to treasure these special gifts. I would love to see her face when she opens the box.
Have a nice day, Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Anvilcloud, Laura and Balisha, thanks for visiting..

sandra hagan said...

good memories and cherished persons are a gift.

Wisewebwoman said...

Are you OK? I worry when I don't see your posts :)

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Val said...

Ho sweet--both that she asked and the things you decided to give. ♥